PRENUPTIAL AND POSTNUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

In addition to planning for death and disability, it may be wise to plan for the unfortunate event of dissolution of marriage (aka “divorce”). Especially, if one party enters the marriage with significantly more assets than the other given the nature of divorce law in Florida. Both prenuptial and post-nuptial agree-ments can help you accomplish your financial goals in these circumstances. However, special care must be taken to ensure that such agreements are made with proper disclosure to be enforceable in a Florida court.

Your lawyer will review and assess your financial situation, to determine the best course of action to protect your existing and future assets upon divorce.

DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW

Although unfortunate, the ending of marriage, legally called dissolution of marriage in Florida, is sometimes necessary between parties. Florida is a no-fault divorce state, which means that there is no need to show any fault by either party to obtain a divorce. The parties need only show that the marriage is irre-trievably broken.

Nevertheless, Florida law governs divorce, including the process by which assets and debts are divided between the parties (called equitable distribution), as well as establishing the support and custody of minor children of the parties. In some cases, alimony may also be appropriate, given the nature of the parties and their respective financial positions during and after divorce. An experienced family law attorney will determine what issues are involved in your legal matter, to help you obtain the best possible outcome given your specific facts and goals in your matter.

If you are looking for representation with divorce, or a family law matter such as paternity or custody, your attorney at Hartbrodt Law is here to help you with care, passion, and professionalism. Our goal is to guide you in this difficult time and ensure that your interests are protected at each stage of the process, from filing to final judgment.

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