Getting married is an event that many Massachusetts residents look forward to. They may anticipate many happy years with their spouse and think about starting a family. Of course, there is a chance that hopes and dreams for the future will not work out as desired, and having prenuptial agreements in place may be wise.

It is not unusual for individuals to skip this part of marriage preparation. Some people may think that bringing up a prenuptial agreement means that their future spouse will think they have no confidence in the relationship. However, a prenup can act as a safeguard in the event of divorce, but it does not necessarily mean that a relationship will inevitably come to an end.

This document can benefit both parties and provide more control over what will happen to assets should the marriage end in divorce. Each person can have a say in how the assets should be handled, and the document can circumvent state laws regarding property distribution if the parties do not wish their distribution to follow those laws. Plus, it is important to remember that prenups can benefit anyone and not just people with considerable wealth.

Prenuptial agreements sometimes have a bad reputation, but they can actually be immensely beneficial to anyone getting married. If Massachusetts residents are interested in creating this type of agreement before tying the knot, they may want to speak with family law attorneys. These legal professionals can explain the uses of a prenup and how each party can benefit from having the agreement.