Laura Wasser, a celebrity divorce attorney who has represented stars like Angelina Jolie and Kim Kardashian, advised every couple to consider a prenup in a recent Page Six interview. Wasser, author of the book “It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way: How Divorce Without Destroying Your Family or Bankrupting Yourself,” has long represented the rich and famous in their marital disputes. Her advice is clear: if you want to avoid potential pain in the event of a divorce, get a prenup.
A prenup agreement, more informally referred to as a prenup, is an agreement between a couple that is engaged to be married. The primary purpose of a prenup is to allocate how your marital property will be divided in the event of a divorce, identify separate property, and other financial matters such as maintenance. It can also be used to determine how children brought from outside the marriage will inherit should one or both spouses die, or how to care for elderly or disabled family members. Prenups are helpful because they allow you to decide on these factors when you’re not even married yet, before they become a potential crisis later on in your marriage.
Wasser emphasized the importance of a prenup, even if you aren’t a celebrity, stating: “You are making the biggest decision of your life to marry someone, so you should have an agreement about key things like kids, finances and how you plan to care for your parents an they get older.” A prenup allows you to do all of these things, making plans when it’s relatively simple rather trying to sort it all out when it becomes an emergency. And to make sure your prenup is airtight, you should obtain the guidance of a divorce attorney experienced in writing prenuptial agreements.
If you’re interested in creating a prenup for your fiancée, you should seek out an experienced matrimonial attorney to guide you through the process. The matrimonial attorneys at the Marnell Law Group have the knowledge and experience you need to create a prenuptial agreement for you and your fiancée. Give us a call at (516)542-9000 or send us a message on our contact page, and we’ll work with you to design a prenup that fits your needs.