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How can couples avoid a contentious high-asset divorce?

When it comes to marriage, most Florida residents get married to the person they assume is their soul-mate and they intend to spend the rest of their life with this person. In an ideal world, they would, but in the real world, people and circumstances change and marriages sometimes end. Those who dealt with their marriage as a business and viewed the relationship with a practical view that many wedding couples lack, may have entered into a prenuptial agreement outlining the division of assets in the event of a high asset divorce. Those who may not have done so, may find themselves in the middle of a nasty battle over who gets to keep what.

However, where couples fail to enter into a prenuptial agreement, it doesn't mean that there are no longer any options available for them. Post-nuptial agreements, the less known relative of prenups, could just as likely be the solution. Entered into after the couple marries, it operates pretty much the same way, outlining the way their financial affairs would be divided if the parties divorce. It can include division of marital or separate property, debts incurred, child support, and anything else that the couple deems necessary.

Couples with children from a previous marriage often enter into post-nuptial agreements to ensure their children receive some of their assets in the event of a divorce. Other times, these agreements are entered into to encourage couples to remain with one another rather than stray during the marriage. Regardless of the reason, the end result is the same, the complications associated with a high asset divorce can be avoided.

However, just because a post-nuptial agreement has been entered into does not mean it is enforceable. It may be beneficial to have an experienced divorce attorney create the document to ensure it is enforceable and it covers the necessary aspects of the marriage.

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