Pre-Divorce Planning

Pre-Divorce Consultation And Planning

The decision to pursue a divorce must not be taken lightly, particularly when complexities such as child custody, business ownership and/or valuation, commingling of and protection of nonmarital assets or substantial alimony issues are involved. If you believe that divorce may be imminent, you should consider scheduling a consultation for pre-divorce planning. For example, you may need to position yourself in the most favorable light before a custody battle or business asset division dispute. Helping you understand the factors most important to your divorce case will assist you in making sure you take or cease certain actions that will help or hurt you in reaching your goals.

Divorce Planning: Gathering Evidence In Support Of Your Case

Through careful divorce planning, we have obtained successful outcomes on behalf of our clients by gathering persuasive and credible evidence. For instance, when we represent parents who lack demonstrable evidence that they are involved parents, we assist them in developing evidence to substantiate their strengths.

Protect Your Assets with a Prenuptial Agreement

Planning to tie the knot? A prenuptial agreement can provide peace of mind and protect your assets in the event of a divorce. At Harris, Hunt & Derr, P.A., our experienced family law attorneys can help you draft a comprehensive and legally binding prenuptial agreement tailored to your specific needs and circumstances.

Benefits of a prenuptial agreement include:

  • Asset protection: Safeguard your individual assets, property, and investments.
  • Debt protection: Clarify financial responsibilities and protect each party from the other's debts.
  • Business protection: Ensure the continued success and viability of your business in the event of a divorce.
  • Spousal support: Establish fair and reasonable terms for spousal support or alimony.
  • Peaceful resolution: Minimize conflicts and potential disputes by addressing potential issues in advance.

Don't leave your future to chance. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable family law attorneys and learn more about the benefits of a prenuptial agreement.

Your Future Is At Stake: Plan Your Divorce Timing Carefully

Whatever your concerns are before undertaking or going through a divorce, pre-divorce planning is advisable to protect the assets and income you’ve acquired, protect parental rights and prevent having your spouse take unfair advantage of you. Contact us to schedule a consultation by calling (813) 223-5421 or  contact us online.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is a prenuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is a legally binding contract entered into by a couple before they get married or enter into a civil partnership. It outlines how their assets and finances will be divided in the event of a divorce or separation.

Is a prenuptial agreement enforceable in Tampa, FL?

Yes, prenuptial agreements are generally enforceable in Tampa, FL. However, there are certain requirements that must be met for a prenuptial agreement to be considered valid and enforceable. It is important to consult with a qualified attorney to ensure that your prenuptial agreement meets all the necessary legal criteria.

What can be included in a prenuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement can include provisions regarding the division of assets, spousal support, property rights, and any other financial matters agreed upon by the couple. However, child custody and child support cannot be determined in a prenuptial agreement as these issues are decided based on the best interests of the child at the time of divorce or separation.

Do I need a prenuptial agreement?

Whether or not you need a prenuptial agreement depends on your individual circumstances. If you have significant assets, own a business, or have children from a previous relationship, a prenuptial agreement can provide protection and clarity in the event of a divorce or separation. It is advisable to consult with a family law attorney to discuss your specific situation and determine if a prenuptial agreement is right for you.

Can a prenuptial agreement be modified or revoked?

Yes, a prenuptial agreement can be modified or revoked after marriage. However, any modifications or revocations must be done in writing and signed by both parties. It is recommended to consult with an attorney to ensure that the modification or revocation is done properly and in accordance with the law.

How can I discuss a prenuptial agreement with my partner?

Discussing a prenuptial agreement with your partner can be a sensitive topic. It is important to approach the conversation with openness, honesty, and respect. Choose a time when you both can have a calm and private discussion. Explain your reasons for considering a prenuptial agreement and listen to your partner's concerns and perspective. It may be helpful to involve a neutral third party, such as a family law attorney, to facilitate the discussion and provide legal guidance.

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