Who are they for?

Watts McCray sug­gest that pre-nup­tials suit the fol­low­ing cou­ples:

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You both have sig­nif­i­cant as­sets. You have con­sid­er­ably more as­sets than your part­ner.

You own a busi­ness ( a pre-nup­tial agree­ment can pre­vent the dis­tri­bu­tion of the busi­ness and con­trol of the com­pany to one’s for­mer spouse).

You have chil­dren from a pre­vi­ous mar­riage and want to en­sure that those chil­dren re­tain fam­ily wealth.

You have spe­cial cir­cum­stances in the fam­ily (for ex­am­ple car­ing for a dis­abled child).

You want to keep your pre-mar­i­tal as­sets sep­a­rate.

You, the eco­nom­i­cally weaker bride or groom to be, re­quire ad­e­quate eco­nomic pro­tec­tion af­ter di­vorce.

Upon mar­riage, you are blend­ing fam­i­lies (a fi­nan­cial plan re­gard­ing the chil­dren can be spelt out in the pre-nup­tial agree­ment).

You wish to have cer­tainty as to prop­erty rights and main­te­nance pay­ments upon a po­ten­tial di­vorce.

You are con­cerned about the other party’s debt.

You are fore­go­ing a lu­cra­tive ca­reer to get mar­ried.

You want to en­sure that cer­tain fam­ily heir­looms or fam­ily wealth stay within a fam­ily upon di­vorce.

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