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Family law: The unromantic, but often necessary prenup

| Oct 20, 2020 | Family Law |

Many couples these days go into a marriage giving consideration for that which they don’t want to have happen. That’s where a prenuptial agreement comes in. Family law in Wisconsin paves the way for couples to have this often important document as part of the marriage and even though it seems rather unromantic, it often makes good financial sense. Often referred to as a prenup, this document clarifies each person’s financial rights and obligations should the couple end up getting a divorce.

This agreement can be as unique as the couple. Each person should obtain independent legal advice when they agree to make a prenuptial agreement. It is also crucial to have some knowledge regarding state laws that govern this document, and this is where a lawyer’s advice could prove invaluable.

There are also other facets of law that can be enmeshed with a prenuptial agreement such as estate planning. An attorney may be able to explain what those are including the purpose of an estate waiver. This is particularly true in second or third marriages.

An experienced Wisconsin family law attorney may be able to help a client to fashion a prenuptial agreement in line with his or her own personal circumstances. A lawyer may able to explain what can and cannot be included in such an agreement and why or why not. A prenuptial agreement is a document that has an immense emotional component attached to it and a compassionate lawyer may be able to negotiate the agreement bearing that in mind.