Entering into a prenuptial agreement is a smart way to protect your assets in case of contentious divorce. However, many people have misconceptions about what prenups can do—and what they cannot. If you’re considering a prenup, talking to an attorney is the best way to determine whether they’re right for you.
A prenuptial agreement is a contract entered into before divorce. It can:
Prenups cannot pre-determine child custody, visitation time or support. Minnesota courts retain authority to determine what’s in the best interest of the children, which may not be what your prenup agreed to. Prenups also cannot designate certain spousal duties or tasks during the marriage: this is not enforceable by a court.
When you need to know what a prenup can reasonably enforce, you need an experienced family lawyer. Call the skilled Minnesota family lawyers at Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A. for a consultation today.
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