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Dealing with family law issues prior to marriage

Whether you own a business, a home or other substantial assets prior to marriage, you may find yourself considering a prenuptial agreement. Dealing with some Connecticut family law issues before you get married could provide you with peace of mind. In addition, even though contemplating divorce as you prepare for your wedding might not be romantic, it does help prevent problems in the future if the marriage does not last.

Family law matters include pre and postnuptial agreements

Once a proposal occurs, couples in Connecticut often become caught up in the planning of their wedding. In the bliss that follows an engagement and the hectic time of wedding planning, some may overlook the importance of planning for their future. This includes matters of family law such as the creation of a prenuptial agreement.

Financial planning crucial for unmarried couples

The myth of the common-law marriage abounds across most of the United States. However, in Connecticut, as in most states, marriage is identified not by the number of years couples live together but by the formal license, which can make it difficult for partners to seek support after separation.

Which legal documents do unmarried couples need?

When you and your partner are unmarried, you may find you need to pay close attention to legal matters. In the event of your death, your plans may not be legal in Connecticut because you are not related to each other by marriage. It is important to understand several kinds of legal documents so your wishes can be respected.

Benefits of a prenuptial agreement

If you are getting married in Connecticut, you may have been considering a prenuptial agreement. While there are many opponents of this type of agreement, there are just as many proponents. At The Prince Law Group, LLC, we have seen many couples benefit from having a prenuptial agreement when their marriages end. It can be beneficial to you to consider what such an agreement can offer you.

Prenuptial agreement guidelines

If you have considerable assets or otherwise worry about what could happen to your finances and real property holdings if your marriage does not last, then a prenuptial agreement can be a good idea. It can also just serve as a peace of mind, setting up conditions for support should a marriage end. Kentucky sets some specific laws regarding this type of legal document. At Prince Law Group LLC, we can help you to put together an agreement, but it does help to know the guidelines before you get started.

The basics of stepparent adoption

Whether it is for reasons of necessity, love or both, many Connecticuters choose to expand their family units. This may include a stepparent deciding to adopt the child or children of his or her spouse. There are some basic steps to remember when preparing to start the adoption of a stepchild.

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