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When a Prenuptial Agreement Might Be Right for Everyone

When a Prenuptial Agreement Might Be Right for Everyone

Many people hear the words "prenuptial agreement" and react negatively, but in some cases a "prenup" might be the best way to protect a newly-blended family.

Say your new spouse will bring two children to the marriage along with significant assets. A prenuptial agreement can ensure that her estate is left behind for her children from her previous relationship. A prenuptial agreement can also take precedence over any unforeseen changes to family law. In that case, a "prenup" could be the best way to ensure both of your intentions are carried out in the event things don’t turn out the way you hope. Family planning is best done during good times, not during the stress and strain of a breakup or divorce. While a "prenup" may not be right for everyone, in some cases it could be the best way to protect the children of blended families from events outside their control.

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