Mark Stevens, CFP®

Planning for Remarriage

A prenuptial agreement

  • Details the assets and liabilities that each partner brings into the marriage
  • Spells out a couple's agreement on the division of assets in the event of divorce

Remarriage and Prenuptial Agreements

Even if you have never thought about signing a prenuptial agreement, it's wise to consider it now. That's because one or both spouses in a remarriage may have significant assets, business interests, or children to consider. Here are the issues that prenuptial agreements typically address:

Assets and liabilities

  • What assets are you each bringing into the marriage, and what is their value?
  • Which assets become marital property, and which ones will continue to be owned individually?
  • Will gifts and inheritances be shared or separate?
  • What liabilities do each of you have?

If you divorce

  • How will you divide assets?
  • Will either spouse receive a lump-sum settlement or alimony?

Estate planning

  • What will go to your children from previous marriages?
  • What will go to children you have together?

Special considerations

  • Will special contributions (e.g., limiting a career for the benefit of children or the other spouse) be considered?
  • What if one spouse brings more liabilities to the marriage than the other?
  • Will there be a time limit or condition (e.g., 10 years of marriage, the birth of a child) that will end the prenuptial agreement?

This communication is strictly intended for individuals residing in the state(s) of GA. No offers may be made or accepted from any resident outside the specific states referenced.

Prepared by Broadridge Investor Communication Solutions, Inc. Copyright 2019.