Relevant demographics and statistics related to marriage and divorce in Florida and the rest of the United States well indicate why increased focus is being placed by partners in many relationships on keeping a tighter hold over their assets through prenuptial agreements or in other ways.
Once again, the concept of a marital contract is front and center. A prenuptial agreement has a tendency to do that by assuming central prominence over other matters, especially in a marriage that is notable for one, and sometimes both, of the parties bringing substantial wealth to the union.
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Protecting the future.
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Today's high divorce rate. Economic security. Protection of assets. To negotiate what you want in a marital dissolution.
As we have noted in prior blog posts, divorce is a flatly unique experience for every couple that goes through it. That is why, in the viewpoint of many family law commentators, a cookie cutter approach to the matter, with a few boilerplate forms and recommendations, is a hapless exercise in all but a few instances of dissolution. Namely, those are divorces in which virtually nothing is at issue, and those types of outcomes are anomalies, indeed.
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Here's a hypothetical. You're on the cusp of your Florida divorce and suddenly thinking back to that day just prior to your marriage when you and your spouse decided to execute a prenuptial agreement. It seemed like a good idea on a number of fronts, lending certainty and assurances to things like property division in the event of a dissolution, how assets such as art, jewelry and separate property brought into the marriage would be handled and a host of other considerations.
They are not just for the rich and famous anymore, no, no -- prenuptial agreements are being found in more and more marriages these days, and their clauses are getting quite personal. Florida residents are probably familiar with the child custody clauses and have most likely even seen the cheating clause, but there are some new stipulations about significant others' lives that can dictate everything down to the color of the shirt you're not allowed to wear.