Prenuptial agreements, also referred to as premarital agreements or antenuptial agreements, entered into on or after October 1, 2007 are governed by the Florida Uniform Premarital Agreement Act. Prenuptial Agreements entered into prior to October 1, 2007 are governed by Florida case law.
A prenuptial agreement is a written contract entered into by a couple prior to marriage that enables them to select and control many of the legal rights they acquire upon marrying, and what happens when their marriage eventually ends by death or divorce. Couples enter into a written prenuptial agreement to supersede many of the default marital laws in Florida that would otherwise apply in the event of divorce, such as the laws that govern the division of property and retirement benefits and savings, and the right to seek alimony with agreed-upon terms that provide certainty and clarify their marital rights.
Our experienced attorneys can help you prepare and sign an agreement that protects you and your assets in the event of a divorce. We can also review proposed prenuptial agreements and advise you of what rights you are giving up and help you negotiate the best deal possible to protect you in the future should your marriage end in divorce.