Seattle Divorce Lawyer: What You Need to Know About Prenuptial Agreements

This month, NBA player Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa divorced – with Vanessa reportedly receiving $75 million and three mansions in the divorce settlement. Many believe that the basketball star could have kept more of his fortune if the couple had signed a prenuptial agreement.

Of course, it is hard to think of the utterly unromantic prenup when you are planning a wedding. However, a prenuptial agreement can help protect both parties in the event of a future divorce.

Prenuptial agreements aren’t just for the super-rich.
When we read about prenups, it is usually in the context of a Hollywood divorce or pro-athlete breakup. However, a prenuptial agreement may be a good idea for anyone who has a nest egg, owns property, owns a business, has an inheritance, or has children from a previous marriage. A prenup may also be a good idea if you are beginning a lucrative profession or business.

Prenups don’t mean that your future spouse doesn’t love you.
Marriages aren’t just about love and romance; they are also a financial agreement. Wanting to have a prenuptial agreement doesn’t mean that you ever want to use it – it just means that you are thinking about protecting your future and planning for unknowns. A prenup also means that you are agreeing on terms together instead of letting a third party make decisions for you.

A prenup doesn’t have to be forever.
Many people are worried that a prenuptial agreement locks them into a settlement forever in the case of divorce. However, many couples choose to put time limits on their agreements or to review their agreements every few years so that the terms can change as their assets grow and a their relationship deepens.

Washington State family law attorney
If you need to discuss a Washington State prenuptial agreement or if you are considering divorce, you may need the assistance of a Seattle divorce lawyer. To schedule a confidential meeting with an attorney, call the Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny today.
Molly B. Kenny's Bellevue family law office is conveniently located on Lake Bellevue Drive, making it easily accessible to those in the greater Seattle area. Our divorce and child custody lawyers help men and women get the information, guidance, and compassionate representation they need.
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