Phoenix Premarital Agreements Attorney

Getting married is an exciting time, but it's also important to have frank conversations with your future spouse about finances, assets, debts, and other practical matters that will affect your marriage. For some couples in Arizona, creating a premarital or prenuptial agreement with the help of an experienced attorney makes sense to clarify these issues upfront.

Should You Hire An Arizona Premarital Agreements Attorney?

A premarital agreement allows you to determine in advance how assets and debts will be divided in case of divorce. It can give both spouses peace of mind and avoid potential confusion down the road. While not mandatory, hiring an attorney to assist with a prenup is highly recommended. An attorney can help you understand Arizona laws regarding premarital agreements and create an enforceable contract that protects both parties' interests. For couples entering a second marriage or bringing substantial individual assets into the marriage, a prenup is particularly advised. Even couples without many assets often find value in openly discussing financial topics before the wedding.

What Are The Benefits of Hiring An Arizona Premarital Agreements Attorney?

An experienced attorney can save you time and potential heartache by:

  • Advising you on Arizona laws regarding premarital agreements
  • Ensuring the agreement complies with legal requirements
  • Drafting clear, enforceable contract language
  • Representing both spouses fairly and ethically
  • Helping you avoid ambiguity or loopholes regarding asset division
  • Allowing you to define separate property vs shared property
  • Spelling out spousal support obligations if you divorce
  • Addressing estate planning considerations
  • Creating an agreement that will be upheld in court

Without professional legal advice, your agreement risks being overturned or challenged later. Hiring an attorney upfront provides peace of mind that your wishes will be protected.

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What Does An Arizona Premarital Agreements Attorney Do?

A premarital agreements attorney will typically:

  • Consult with you and your fiancé to understand your assets, incomes, debts, and goals
  • Explain legal requirements under Arizona law for enforceable premarital agreements
  • Draft a customized agreement outlining how property and debts would be divided if you get divorced
  • Allow you to specify any spousal support provisions
  • Review financial disclosures and documentation of assets
  • Advise you on any necessary revisions to strengthen the agreement
  • Provide guidance on estate planning considerations
  • Recommend clauses regarding changes in financial circumstances
  • Answer any questions and concerns throughout the process
  • Facilitate signing of the final premarital agreement

Choosing the right attorney can provide invaluable peace of mind as you embark on marriage. They will handle the legal details, so you can focus on the excitement of your future together.

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Arizona Premarital Agreements FAQ

What is a premarital agreement?

A premarital agreement, also known as a prenuptial agreement or prenup, is a legally binding contract created by couples before they get married. It details how assets and debts will be divided if the marriage ends in divorce. It may also address spousal support obligations.

When should I create a prenup?

Ideally, a prenup should be drawn up 1-2 months before the wedding. This provides time to negotiate, draft an agreement, and make any necessary revisions.

What happens if I don’t get a prenup in Arizona?

With no prenuptial agreement, Arizona divorce laws will dictate how marital property is divided. This may result in outcomes you or your spouse don’t prefer. A prenup allows you to control these division terms.

Are premarital agreements enforceable in Arizona?

Yes, premarital agreements are legally enforceable in Arizona as along as certain requirements are met: 

  • The agreement must be entered into voluntarily by both parties
  • It can’t be unconscionable or unfairly one-sided
  • Full financial disclosures must be made
  • Both spouses should retain their own attorney