When a couple decides to take the next step in their relationship, they are often considering marriage. This is a very exciting time for the couple but it also means that they should take some precautions before legally joining their lives together. Each individual needs to be sure to take certain steps to protect themselves before they get married. A prenuptial agreement is a great way to preserve one’s assets so the couple can focus on strengthening their relationship. Getting married is a very exciting time. Unfortunately, many people believe that creating a prenuptial agreement is a divorce sentence, which is simply untrue. In the state of Georgia, it is a good idea to consider this option before becoming married.
In order to ensure the prenuptial agreement is valid in Georgia, the couple must abide by the following requirements. First, the document must be voluntarily created and signed by both parties. It has to be in writing and it must be executed before the couple is officially married. In addition, it is important to be aware that most parties are obligated to include a full and fair financial disclosure in the agreement. Each party may want to retain their own attorney to make sure they are being represented to the fullest degree.
Prenuptial agreements in Georgia are usually enforceable based on the Sherer Test. Unless it can be shown that the agreement is fraudulent, unacceptable, unfair or unreasonable, it shall be considered valid when it needs to be enforced.
If you have questions about creating a valid prenuptial agreement in the state of Georgia, contact our firm today.
Alfred Law Firm, LLC is proud to serve clients in Georgia when they face legal matters related to family law and criminal defense. When legal issues arise, it is important to have the guidance of an experienced attorney that can help you obtain a favorable outcome. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.