Do I Need A Prenuptial Agreement?

When many people think about prenuptial agreements, the first thing they think about is divorce and marriages that are not built to last. This could not be further from the truth. A prenup does not guarantee divorce. In many cases, it prompts couples to have an open discussion about finances before getting married.

At The Law Offices of Franz F. Springmann, Sr. and Andrew N. Wilson in Sevierville, Tennessee, our lawyers can help you think through all of the important questions that a prenup raises. We can help you negotiate and draft an agreement that protects your interests and is enforceable in the event a divorce occurs.

Questions You Should Consider

Many couples have found that working on a prenup before getting married actually starts their marriage out on the right foot, because they have already discussed many important financial issues, and it will keep them from coming up later.

It is important to consider if you:

  • Have children from a previous relationship who you want to leave assets to?
  • Own a business that you want to make sure remains a separate asset?
  • Want to protect yourself from having to assume your future spouse's debt?
  • Want to predetermine the amount of alimony you will pay or receive?
  • Own a rental property in the Smokies that you want to retain?

If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," it may be wise to consider having a prenup in place. Additionally, you and your spouse can always revise your prenup after your marriage if circumstances change. In the event a divorce occurs, a prenup can save both of you a great deal of time and money.

Talk To Our Attorneys Today

It is wise that you and your spouse each retain your own attorney, so that you can each protect your interests. To learn more, we invite you to schedule a free consultation today. Send us an email or call our office in Sevierville at 865-280-1099.