Prenuptial Agreements in Arizona: Commonly Asked Questions and What You Need to Know

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As you and your partner begin to consider a Prenuptial Agreement, it is essential to understand the legal intricacies that govern their enforceability and implications, particularly concerning spousal support and financial disclosures. Enforceability of a Prenuptial Agreement To be legally binding in Arizona, a Prenuptial Agreement must meet certain requirements, such as: The agreement must

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Navigating Prenuptial Agreements in Arizona

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Prenuptial Agreements have become increasingly common in today’s world.  While there is a prevailing view that these agreements are unromantic or pessimistic, they can actually be a practical and responsible way to protect both parties in the event of an unlikely divorce, legal separation, or annulment. What is a Prenuptial Agreement? A Prenuptial Agreement, or

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I’m Engaged: Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

Arizona is a community property state, which generally means that anything acquired during the marriage is presumed to belong to the community (i.e., the married couple).  This means that, no matter how an asset is titled, it’s presumed to belong to the married couple equally.   This also includes wages, income, and contributions to retirement accounts

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I Have a Prenuptial Agreement and I’m Getting Divorced. Now What?

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Ok, so you thought ahead and got a prenuptial agreement before you got married.  Good for you!  But now it’s looking like a divorce, so how does the prenup come into play?  The answer is that it can help clear things up, but, depending on the situation, can create other issues depending on how it’s

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The Requirements for Enforceable Prenuptial Agreements

Many engaged couples choose to sign a Prenuptial Agreement (“Prenup”) before they wed as it’s an excellent way to protect any of their respective assets owned prior to marriage, as well as income and assets acquired during the marriage, in the event of a divorce.  Prenups can prove to be invaluable in protecting yourself and

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Prenuptial Agreements 201: Who Needs One, Why They’re Important, and What Should be Included?

When most couples enter marriage, the idea of spousal support, child custody and the allocation of assets are usually the last things on their mind. Unfortunately, the best laid plans don’t end up being lived out in happily ever afters. In fact, statistics show that nearly half of all marriages ending up in divorce. Just

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Attorney Max Hanson Featured in Channel 12 News Segment

Attorney Max Hanson of Owens & Perkins, Attorneys at Law has been featured in a Segment on Arizona’s NBC Channel 12 News regarding the growing need for prenuptial agreements. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Arizona’s divorce rate is slightly higher than the national average, making it vital for Arizona couples to protect their

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