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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Washington Prenuptial Agreements

A Prenuptial Agreement is a contract entered into by two people before their marriage. They redefine the laws of the State of Washington and how it applies to their specific marriage. They often decide how property will be divided if they get a divorce, legal separation, annulment, of when one of them dies. Some couple wait until after they are married to make these agreements, then the contract is a marital agreement.

In general, a Washington Prenuptial Agreement is more likely to be enforced by a court if the contract is fair and if both parties are honest and clear about their finances, including income, assets (including values), and liabilities. Sometimes a couple will not follow the agreement while they are married, and this can make the agreement unenforceable.

Prenuptial Agreements are very complicated and are often not enforced by a court if they are not carefully written. Attorneys can help make an agreement more enforceable. It is a good idea for both parties to have independent legal advice (meaning each of you have different attorneys) and help in drafting the contract.

The Renton law firm of Mogren, Glessner & Roti, represents clients in a variety of family law cases, including prenuptial agreements. We have 4 attorneys for you to chose from. Please visit our web page at for more information.

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