Atlanta Grandparents’ Rights Attorney
If you are preparing to be married, it may be beneficial to decide how you would handle your financial assets, debts, or issues surrounding minor children in the event of divorce. Perhaps it sounds pessimistic to be thinking of divorce while you are planning a wedding. However, with the average age of marriage rising in the United States, more and more adults have had time to accumulate significant assets or debts by the time they are married, and it is important to understand how marriage legally could affect your assets.
Creating a prenuptial agreement does not mean you intend to eventually get divorced or that you aren’t fully committed to your partner. It is a mature way to take responsibility for your assets and prepare for the unexpected.
The Atlanta prenuptial agreement attorneys of Kessler & Solomiany, LLC can help you create a prenuptial agreement that helps you confidently enter into a marriage without worrying about the security of your assets should the marriage end. Contact us today at (404) 688-8810 to discuss how we can help with your prenuptial agreement.
Why You Need a Lawyer
Georgia law specifies what can and cannot be included in a prenuptial agreement, but there are some gray areas that may be up for interpretation. However, you should not have to worry much about these legal details yourself. An attorney will help you understand what can and cannot be included in the prenuptial agreement. They will also help you take a thorough look at your and your partner’s financial situation to make sure all of the relevant information is included in the prenuptial agreement.
Even though you and your soon-to-be spouse are on good terms now, if you eventually do get divorced, they may hire an attorney who will pick apart the prenuptial agreement and try to find loopholes that will put your assets at risk. This is why it is essential that you have an experienced attorney create your prenuptial agreement so they can make sure everything is worded correctly from the beginning, eliminating the possibility for misinterpretation down the road.
Why Choose Us?
The attorneys of Kessler & Solomiany, LLC are among some of the best in our region. We are pleased that 12 out of our 15 lawyers have been selected for the Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists that recognize attorneys who excel in their field. Attorneys Randall Kessler and Marvin Solomiany have both been recognized for being among the top 100 lawyers in Georgia. All of our attorneys have one goal: helping families like yours navigate challenging legal situations.
Our attorneys understand that family law requires more than just legal knowledge. It also requires empathy and a strong ability to connect with people during pivotal points in their lives. As you are preparing for marriage, we want to help you create a prenuptial agreement that will put your mind at ease with respect to your financial status.
What Does a Prenuptial Agreement Include?
The purpose of a prenuptial agreement is to specify how money, property, businesses, and other assets will be divided if the couple divorces. It can also take into account significant debt owed by either party and specify that they will not be responsible for paying off each other’s debt.
A prenuptial agreement is not intended to specify how to handle personal matters during the marriage or in the event of a divorce. The prenuptial agreement cannot include provisions on child custody, personal responsibilities of either party during the marriage, or any provisions allowing immoral or illegal behavior. The entire agreement could become unenforceable if it includes personal issues.
Grandparents’ Rights in a Prenuptial Agreement
If you already have children from a previous relationship, or you are just thinking ahead and planning to have children in the future, you may be considering how a divorce would affect child custody and visitation rights, including their relationship with their grandparents. A child can benefit greatly from connection with their grandparents, but sometimes that relationship can be strained, especially during a divorce. It is understandable that parents would want to include provisions regarding a grandparent’s rights in a prenuptial agreement.
Since prenuptial agreements cannot legally contain specifications for personal matters such as child custody in the event of divorce or specifications for how to raise children while a couple is still married, there is not much that you can legally include about grandparent’s rights in a prenuptial agreement.
In Georgia, child custody is based on the child’s needs, not the parents’ needs. It is decided in a civil court during the divorce process, and it is not something that can be decided before marriage in a prenuptial agreement.
Georgia law does not prohibit you from including a clause about visitation in a prenuptial agreement. However, if the parents do divorce, visitation rights would still be determined in court based on the child’s needs, so anything regarding this topic in the prenuptial agreement may not be enforceable. One of our experienced attorneys will be able to help you decide if it is appropriate to include anything about grandparents’ rights in your prenuptial agreement.
Contact Kessler & Solomiany, LLC Today
There are many attorneys in the area who will gladly take your money to write a prenuptial agreement. However, the most important thing is that your prenup is legally enforceable in the event you do get a divorce. The attorneys at Kessler & Solomiany, LLC understand the laws surrounding prenuptial agreements in Georgia, and we will only include provisions that are allowed by law. Additionally, we will make sure to word each provision carefully to avoid misunderstanding. We will not include clauses that promise actions that are not legally enforceable.
Preparing for marriage is a major step in life, and we want to help in any way we can. Having a well-written prenuptial agreement may ease your and your partner’s fears about some financial matters and allow you to focus on the excitement of your union, knowing that you are well prepared in the event of problems down the road.