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What cannot be included in your prenuptial agreement?

If you are preparing to get married in Fort Lauderdale you should take a long look at signing a prenuptial agreement. The agreement must be signed by both parties entering into the marriage. As you prepare for the marriage you should sit down and speak with your future spouse about this important document. So, what cannot be included in your prenuptial agreement?

Trying to add a provision to the prenuptial agreement for something that is illegal? Don't take any steps other than thinking about this because it will not be allowed. Should you still add in a provision for an illegal activity it can void the prenuptial agreement altogether and you will have to start from square one.

Never waive your right to alimony in a prenuptial agreement. This is one of the most common provisions that is negated by the courts. You will want to leave the alimony discussion up for the divorce proceedings, if you should ever reach that stage in life.

Any rules listed in the prenuptial agreement that are not related to financial issues will be removed by the court. This includes rules regarding personal matters such as who will do the chores, who will take whose name and where the holidays will be spent.

Any provisions in a prenuptial agreement regarding child custody or child support will be defeated by the courts. The calculation of child support is conducted by the family law courts.

As you sit down to prepare for your upcoming wedding in Florida be sure that a discussion about a prenuptial agreement occurs. You simply want to protect what is yours and the same for your future spouse. It's a document that you hopefully will never have to use.

Source: FindLaw, "What Can and Cannot be Included in Prenuptial Agreements," accessed Jan. 19, 2018

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