In the State of Florida, a prenuptial agreement, also called a premarital agreement is a legal agreement that is entered into prior to a marriage becoming legal, and is governed by Florida's Uniform Premarital Agreement Act.
This act stipulates that in order for a prenuptial agreement to be valid it must meet certain requirements, such as:
Prenuptial agreements can be as simple or detailed as necessary to meet the needs of both parties involved. These agreements often address issues such as:
Prenuptial agreements may also include stipulations, limitations, and restrictions based on mutually agreed upon factors or circumstance. During the marriage if both parties agree to do so they may amend or even dissolve the prenuptial agreement. The prenuptial agreement is valid at the time of the marriage becomes legal. If the parties do not get married, the agreement will be void.
The court will first and foremost determine that neither party is asked to give up his or her legal rights. The court will also ensure the content in the prenuptial agreement does not violated Florida's Uniform Premarital Agreement Act or any other policy of law.
If language exists in the prenuptial agreement that stipulates grounds for the agreement to be voided, the court will ensure that both parties are fully aware of each stipulation and how the court views each particular situation as a matter of law.
If have questions or need to address legal issues relating to a prenuptial agreement or other family law needs, seek the legal advice and representation of an aggressive prenuptial agreement attorney. At Morris Law Firm, P.A., you will work with an experienced lawyer who is dedicated to protecting the legal rights of those in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Immokalee, Labelle, Lee County, Collier County, Charlotte County, Hendry County and Southwest Florida.