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7 benefits of a prenuptial agreement

It used to be that asking your soon-to-be spouse to sign a prenuptial agreement was one of the most controversial things that a fiance could do. However, these days would-be spouses, and society, in general, are a lot more open to the idea of a prenuptial agreement. After all, so many marriages end in divorce that a prenup just makes sense.

Let's take a look at seven of the most significant benefits of a prenup:

-- Your prenup will protect the rights of your children and grandchildren from a prior marriage to inherit portions of your estate.

-- Your prenup will protect the interest you have in your professional practice or business, so that it's not divided in the event of a divorce.

-- Your prenup can protect you from assuming the debts of your spouse upon marriage.

-- Your prenup can make sure you receive compensation for giving up your career following marriage if your union ends in divorce.

-- Your prenup can cover any other issues that you feel are important and may apply to you and your spouse's unique situations.

-- Your prenup can put a cap on how much spousal support you may be required to pay after divorce.

-- Your prenup can protect your financial interests if you have substantial wealth and this is your second marriage.

Las Vegas residents considering getting married -- no matter what their wealth statuses happen to be -- may want to consider the drafting of a prenuptial agreement with the assistance of a family law attorney. A lawyer can help you draft your agreement so that in the unlikely event of a divorce, the divorce will be handled smoother, faster, more economically and more peacefully than if you did not have a prenup in place.

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