People who call my office ask me quite often whether they should have a Prenuptial Agreement or a “Prenup” in DC
The information below will give you some basics about what is included in a prenuptial agreement.
A Prenuptial Agreement in DC or Premarital Agreement, sometimes called a “Prenup,” is an agreement entered into before you marry.
It is an agreement in which you and your fiancé can set forth what will happen to your separate assets and debts and your joint (marital) assets and debts, in the event your marriage ends, either in divorce or death. It is a contract that cannot be forced upon your future spouse or signed under duress.
Your fiancé must have adequate time to review the agreement and consult a Washington, DC family law attorney to be sure the provisions are understood.