How strong are Prenuptial Agreements in Florida?

Asked over 1 year ago - West Palm Beach, FL

I will be inheriting some money from my parents soon and I will be marrying even sooner. I want to know how much will a prenuptial agreement -which will include having my future wife sign a waiver to obtaining any financial benefits from future earnings or inheritance- will protect me from my wife if we ever file for divorce. Thank you.

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  1. Camilo Andres Espinosa

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    Answered . Florida's Uniform Premarital Agreement Act includes specific requirements for a prenuptial, or premarital, agreement to be valid. For example, the agreement must be in writing, both parties must sign the agreement and the agreement is valid without either party giving anything up. The fact that the two parties are getting married is enough to create a valid agreement. You should consult a family/contract attorney in your area to draft the agreement for you.
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  2. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.

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    Answered . A prenuptial agreement can be a very strong agreement.
    Also-an inheritance is not a marital asset if kept separate.
    You and your wife should have separate attorneys to make the
    agreement as strong as possible.

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  3. Arica Lynn Braaten

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    Answered . The important thing is to hire an attorney that has experience with prenuptial agreements. Find a couple of attorneys on Avvo in your area and utilize some free consultations. Your future wife should hire an attorney to review the agreement with her, too. Expect the best, but plan for the worse.

    Legal disclaimer: Ms. Braaten's answer to your question does not establish an attorney client relationship, but... more

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