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Protecting Your Assets Before You Are Married:
As is often the case, many people are marrying later in life or are
embarking a second marriage. In such a circumstance a prenuptial agreement
(also known as an antenuptial agreement) is often a good idea. A prenuptial
agreement should be considered in the following circumstances:
||One party has a child or children from a prior relationship.
||One party has, prior to marriage, accumulated significant
financial assets e.g. retirement assets, investments or other
|| One party brings to the marriage an ownership interest in
a professional practice or closely held company, or is a partner
in a business or professional association. A prenup will assist
in protecting the business interests for future generations.
Entering into a prenuptial agreement before marriage allows the parties
to address how they intend to treat their respective property interests
before they make their vows. Furthermore, a prenuptial agreement also
addresses the parties’ respective spousal rights under Ohio’s
intestacy laws should one of the parties die during the marriage. This
is very important, especially when one or both of parties have children
(potential heirs at law) from a prior marriage.
Two critical elements in preparing a prenuptial agreement are full disclosure
of assets and accurate valuation of those assets. As your law firm, we will
carefully examine all financial statements and account histories ensuring that
all assets are accurately represented and that the terms of the agreement comply
with Ohio law.
If you are engaged or are considering marriage and would like to discuss
the benefits of a prenuptial agreement, please call (614) 461-5708 or
e-mail my Columbus, Ohio, law firm for a free consultation. I accept
credit cards, and I can meet with my clients at out-of-office locations
on evenings and weekends. As your law firm, I will see that you have
all of the information you need to make good decisions and proceed with
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If you would like to speak with me regarding probate administration,
estate planning, trusts, wills, power of attorney, living will,
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parental rights, legal separation, spousal support, grandparent
/ companionship rights, stepparent adoptions and annulment of marriages, please e-mail or
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Ohio, Probate and Estate Planning & Family Law Lawyer
Dirken D. Winkler
- serving clients in Central Ohio, including Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin,
Licking, Madison, Pickaway, and Union counties and the cities of Bexley,
Canal Winchester, Columbus, Dublin, Gahanna, Grandview Heights, Grove
City, Groveport, Hilliard, New Albany, Pickerington, Reynoldsburg, Upper
Arlington, Westerville, Whitehall, and Worthington. Give me a call at
(614) 461-5708. I look forward to representing you.
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Tuesday, July 4, 2017