Prenuptial Agreements in Florida

Many times, a party to a marriage has been previously married or has amassed assets that he/she wants to keep separate from the marriage. Often, a party may have children from prior marriages or relationships whom he/she wants to provide for separately prior to entering into a new marriage.

Prenuptial agreements (or, more commonly referred to as "prenups") are also referred to as "premarital" or "antenuptial" agreements. A prenuptial agreement is an agreement entered into before the parties get married and is effective upon marriage. It is usually entered into to establish or limit each party's rights and responsibilities in case the marriage ends in divorce or death of one of the parties.

rings A prenuptial agreement can be as detailed or as limited as the parties desire, except that it cannot pre-determine custody and child support of any children born to the marriage in the event of a divorce. Except in certain circumstances, a prenuptial agreement may be able to limit one spouse's entitlement to alimony and right to the other spouse's estate, and can be used in a divorce and probate proceedings as evidence of the parties‘ agreement on issues of alimony and property division.

Although a prenuptial agreement may contemplate the possibility of a divorce in the future, an agreement that facilitates or promotes divorce will not be enforceable. In addition, a prenuptial agreement that is entered into while one of the parties is still married to another person will not be enforceable.

Our staff at the Law offices of Dulce B. Fazel P. A., a Jacksonville Florida Divorce Attorney; will guide you in creating a valid, enforceable prenuptial agreement.