When people hear the phrase special marital agreements they seldom know what it actually refers to, but when they hear “prenup” they know exactly what it means. In fact a prenup, a prenuptial agreement is a form of a special marital agreement. Special marital agreements are simply contracts between spouses that denotes certain aspects of the marriage such as the dissolution or separation. These agreements include pre and post nuptial or marital agreements, separation agreements and gestational agreements. The most common of course is the prenuptial agreement and it normal covers a wide range of topics and can provide the court system with guidelines for how property and other items should be dealt with in the event of death or divorce.
What is Required for a Prenuptial Agreement
As previously stated a prenuptial agreement is simply a contract between husband and wife that takes place before the marriage. The basic requirements of contract law apply meaning that both parties have to agree and both parties have to be getting something out of the contract. So in a prenuptial agreement the party with more money can’t simply require that the other party sign the contract and nothing be included to protect the other party. To make the contract ironclad attorneys will require that both parties interest be listed in the agreement.
Utah Family Law Attorney | Special Marital Agreements
Whether you are married or about to get married you could possibly benefit from a special martial agreement. With the help of Salcido Law Firm you can be sure of the costs and benefits to marital agreements and what would work best for your scenario. For an experienced Utah Family Law Attorney that can help you with all your special marital contract needs call Salcido Law Firm. We offer free consultations and can answer all your questions with no cost to you.