When couples create a prenuptial agreement, their lives can potentially change a great deal throughout their marriage and they may need to make modifications to accommodate them. If you would like to make changes to your prenuptial agreement, you will be pleased to know that this is possible. However, your spouse must also agree to the changes you wish to make. Otherwise, your prenuptial agreement will remain the same.
Changing a Prenuptial Agreement
If you and your spouse are on the same page, changing your prenuptial agreement should be relatively easy.
Below are some of the most common reasons why spouses choose to change their prenuptial agreement or, in some cases, revoke it:
- Both parties simply do not want it anymore.
- More property was acquired during the marriage and they wish to include it in the prenuptial agreement.
- Both spouses would like to redistribute their property allocation.
- The couple had children and would like to account for them in the prenuptial agreement.
To effectively change your prenuptial agreement, you and your spouse can either create an amendment to the document or add the modified terms to the original contract, which both spouses must sign. If you and your spouse are in the process of getting a divorce, you cannot make any modifications to your prenuptial agreement. Moreover, if you disagree on any of the modifications you wish to make, you cannot move forward with it.
Prenuptial agreements are crucial documents, so be sure to reach out to an experienced family law attorney to ensure the changes you make address your changing needs.
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If you and your spouse are on the same page regarding the changes you wish to make to your prenuptial agreement, the legal team at Labovitz Law Firm can assist you. Our family law attorneys are backed by close to two decades of experience, so you can trust that our team will effectively advise you and represent your needs. We understand how important a prenuptial agreement can be for couples who wish to protect their future. Let us help you ensure it remains valid and effective.
Reach out to our law office today at (817) 374-4056 to set up a free initial case evaluation with one of our attorneys to discuss modifying your prenuptial agreement.