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Entering into a marriage is often one of the most joyous moments in a person’s life, but it is wise to prepare for every possible outcome. Our prenuptial agreement lawyers can give you peace of mind in knowing your assets are protected no matter what happens. For impartial insight that can help you understand every aspect of your prenuptial agreement, contact Cohen Family Law, LLC. We offer free consultations; please contact us at (360) 953-5000 or email us now.

Why Our Firm Is Right For You

  • We have more than 25 years of combined experience and will offer honest advice about your options.
  • We will get to know you and understand your situation so we may help tailor your prenuptial agreement to your specific needs.
  • We believe our clients deserve constant communication regarding their cases and personal attention until their legal matters are resolved.

Why You Need an Experienced Washington Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer

A prenuptial agreement attorney can prepare and help you execute a valid and enforceable prenuptial agreement or revise it before getting married. Whether you only want to highlight certain issues or want a comprehensive agreement that covers all of the marital estates, they can interpret state rules to ensure what you want to protect is included.

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What Issues Can a Prenuptial Agreement Decide?

Prenuptial agreements were once primarily used to protect the assets of wealthy spouses in the event of a high net worth divorce. However, they can be beneficial for all couples and for a variety of reasons. A prenuptial agreement can establish solutions for numerous issues, including:

  • Separating marital and separate property.
  • Protecting inheritances for children from previous marriages.
  • How assets will be distributed if a spouse dies.
  • Provisions to guard business assets and interests.
  • Protecting one spouse from the other’s debts.
  • Each spouse’s entitlement to alimony.
  • Provisions to establish each spouse’s right to buy, use, control, transfer, exchange, or dispose of property.

This list is not exhaustive, and these provisions may not be relevant to all couples. A prenuptial agreement lawyer can help you learn more about your options for your unique situation.

Prenuptial Agreements and Child Custody

It is important to note that a prenuptial agreement is not a catch-all method of preparing for divorce. They cannot include instructions for specific issues, such as child custody, parenting plans, or child support. Child support belongs to the child, and child custody arrangements must be created with the child’s best interests in mind. While prenuptial agreements can help with negotiations on these topics, they may be overruled by a judge.

How to Ensure a Prenuptial Agreement Is Legally Enforceable in Washington

If a Washington court does not consider your prenuptial agreement legally enforceable, it will not be used if you and your spouse separate or divorce. Unlike many states, Washington State has not adopted a statute that governs the enforceability of premarital agreements, and it is decided on a case-by-case basis. However, the documents must meet the following requirements to be considered enforceable:

  • The contract is in writing, and each party has a complete understanding.
  • The agreement is fair to both parties.
  • Each party entered into the agreement voluntarily (without duress, fraud, or mistake).
  • Each party’s assets are fully disclosed.

Fraudulent conduct such as hiding information related to assets or a breach of one or more provisions in the agreement can cause a prenuptial agreement to be invalid.

Speak to a Skilled Clark County Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer Today

If you have questions about prenuptial agreements or need help creating, modifying, or enforcing one, contact Cohen Family Law, LLC. To schedule a free consultation, call us at (360) 953-5000 or fill out our online contact form.

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