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Can you draft a prenup the day before the wedding?

You may not have cold feet the day before you get married, but you may start considering all of the ramifications of the marriage and wondering what you can do to protect yourself. That could quickly lead you to the idea of a prenuptial agreement, which is a legal document that can essentially lay down some ground rules for a divorce—saying which assets go to you and which go to your spouse, for example.

The increase in social media prenups

Concerned that you aren't going to have full control over what your spouse says about you online? You're not alone, and many people are actually getting prenuptial agreements that dictate how social media can be used after the marriage. This has been on the rise as social media grows more and more popular and widely used.

A prenup may be more needed for those marrying later in life

The cliche engaged couple is still rather young, perhaps fresh out of college, without any serious income or children. They may not even have full-time jobs yet, and they have probably not accumulated any wealth. As such, though they can use a prenup, it's a bit harder to find a reason to do so.

Is a prenup an insult?

You're going to get married in the next few months, and your partner comes to you with a piece of paper. It's a prenuptial agreement, and he or she wants you to sign it before agreeing to the marriage. Should you sign it, or is that document little more than an insult that should cause you to reconsider the marriage entirely?

Getting married: What you need to know

Whether you are tying the knot for the first time or considering remarriage, it's important to understand that there are certain requirements that must be met before you can be legally wed. One of the most important requirements is that you are legally free to be married, which means you are not currently legally married to anyone else. If you've been married before, even if it was just for a short time and the marriage was annulled, it's a good idea to check with a family law attorney to make sure that everything was done properly to avoid problems later on.

Premarital agreements: Because you never know what might happen

Our last couple of blog posts have dealt with some serious marital issues, including infidelity. A theme of those posts, and of many news reports about the same subjects, is that marital issues can seemingly come out of nowhere. What seem like happily married people one day can become divorce-seeking individuals the next after a scandal such as the Ashley Madison situation. Even a pastor who seems to have his or her marriage life together can fall prey to situations involving infidelity and his or her own mistakes.

Celebrity comment about prenuptial agreements is revealing

Among other things, prenuptial agreements are essentially legal documents that specify which property and assets belong to either party prior to a marriage. Prenuptial agreements can also provide an outline for how those assets and properties should be distributed in the event that the marriage ends, or in case of a spouse's death or incapacity.

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