Menu ${site.data.firmName}${SEMFirmNameAlt}${site.data.firmName}${SEMFirmNameAlt}
Practice Areas
Let's Get Started!

Prenuptial agreements do not have to be signed on the first draft

Getting married is a major life event. Though many couples do not stay married for the rest of their lives, many Massachusetts residents do have that intention when they tie the knot. Still, because divorce is a possibility, considering prenuptial agreements is not a bad idea.

Of course, it is important that both parties involved understand and agree to the terms of a prenup. While an ideal situation would involve a discussion of using this agreement and moving forward from there, that is not always how it gets brought up. In some scenarios, one party may already have a prenup drafted and simply present it to the other party. While this is certainly one way to go about it, it is important to remember that the person receiving the document is not obligated to sign it as is.

The document should be assessed to determine whether any terms seem inappropriate. For instance, if one party wants the other to give up a claim to spousal support in the event of divorce, that may not be an agreeable term. Fortunately, negotiations can take place to reach an agreement that benefits both parties.

Though the idea of prenuptial agreements may not seem romantic or may even seem offensive or insulting, they can be useful for everyone involved in an upcoming marriage. Creating this agreement does not mean that it will certainly be put to use, but there is no harm in having the protection in place just in case. If Massachusetts residents are interested in this type of document, they may want to discuss their legal options with professionals.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Serving businesses and individuals throughout Massachusetts

Braintree Office
25 Braintree Hill Office Park
Suite 406
Braintree, MA 02184

Toll Free: 888-759-5109
Fax: 617-523-5653
Braintree Law Office Map

Cranston Office
200 Midway Road
Suite 159
Cranston, RI 02920

Toll Free: 888-759-5109
Cranston Law Office Map

Hyannis Office
1330 Phinney’s Lane
Hyannis, MA 02601

Toll Free: 888-759-5109
Hyannis Law Office Map

Norwood Office
520 Providence Highway
Suite 10
Norwood, MA 02062

Toll Free: 888-759-5109
Norwood Law Office Map

Waltham Office
375 Totten Pond Road
Suite 200
Waltham, MA 02451

Toll Free: 888-759-5109
Waltham Law Office Map

Westborough Office
276 Turnpike Road
Suite 228
Westborough, MA 01581

Toll Free: 888-759-5109
Westborough Law Office Map

Woburn Office
444 Washington Street
Suite 203
Woburn, MA 01801

Toll Free: 888-759-5109
Woburn Law Office Map

Longmeadow Office
Williams Place
813 Williams Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106

Toll Free: 888-759-5109
Map & Directions