Prenuptial Agreements in Florida
A prenuptial agreement, antenuptial agreement, or premarital agreement, commonly abbreviated to prenup or prenupt, is a contract entered into prior to marriage, civil union or any other agreement prior to the main agreement by the people intending to marry or contract with each other. The content of a prenuptial agreement can vary widely, but commonly includes provisions for division of property and spousal support in the event of divorce or breakup of marriage. They may also include terms for the forfeiture of assets as a result of divorce on the grounds of adultery.
Attorney Tom Olsen: Teresa, you're on News 96.5, go ahead.
Teresa: Hi, how are you? I just had a question about the most secure and inexpensive way to do a prenuptial agreement.
Attorney Tom Olsen: Well, a prenuptial agreement is a document that I'm going to recommend that you have an attorney prepare for you Teresa, and what it's going to do is its going to protect you if you guys get divorced, and it's also going to protect you as far as your estate plan is concerned. Teresa tell -- do you have something specifically you want to ask me about it?
Teresa: Well good news is we were reading about it, and it says it can be even if you have a one written by a lawyer that's fine, certified, it can still be overturned in court
Attorney Tom Olsen: Okay, it might vary from state to state, but here in the state of Florida, Teresa, specifically, prenuptial agreements are binding and enforceable between the parties. As long as you’ve got a properly drafted prepared and signed Teresa, then it's going to work for you. If you need more help with that you can certainly call my office next week and I can help you at 470-423-5561. My name is Tom Olsen, the name of the show is Olsen on Law. You're listening to News 96.5.