Premarital Agreement Legal Forms Software
Create a Premarital Agreement in minutes with easy-to-use software! Many marriages today join couples who have accumulated some assets. Couples entering second marriages or marrying later in life need financial clarity for themselves and their family members. A Premarital Agreement (often called a Prenuptial Agreement or a ‘pre-nup’ for short) details the legal and financial expectations in advance should the marriage come to an end. Having a pre-nup leaves both parties and their heirs protected and secure. Includes a version for same-sex couples!
AMERICA’S BEST PREMARITAL AGREEMENT SELF-HELP LEGAL DOCUMENT SOFTWARE
If you are contemplating marriage and have any significant amount of money or assets, it may be wise to address the marital expectations of those assets and protect your heirs by creating a Premarital Agreement.
While creating this type of agreement can sometimes make the persons getting married uncomfortable, it’s still something that should be done: it makes sense to discuss the types of financial and custody issues covered in the agreement before marriage, so that each person knows the other’s expectations in advance. Quite simply, the successful discussion of the issues covered in a Premarital Agreement show your ability to communicate as a couple!
A Premarital Agreement, also called a “pre-nuptial” or an “ante-nuptial agreement” — but commonly known as a “prenup”, is a binding legal contract entered into by and between competent adults who are contemplating marriage. Those adults can be a husband and wife or a same sex couple.
The Premarital Agreement allows the parties to determine their community property rights and financial responsibilities upon the consummation of the marriage.
A Premarital Agreement defines the rights of each party prior to marriage. This can be important if one (or both) prospective spouse has accumulated assets they wish to protect prior to entering into the new marriage.
The pre-marital agreement also allows each party to the Agreement to provide that their assets — or at least a large portion of them — go to their children in the event of their death.
The Premarital Agreement is enforceable only if signed with the willing consent of both parties to the prospective marriage. That is, neither party can be under duress, pressure or force from the other party or some outside source. Only after the parties have made full disclosure of each other’s financial situation to the other can a “prenup” be signed.
If the marriage contemplated by the prospective spouses never occurs, the Premarital Agreement shall have no force or effect.
CREATING A PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT
In executing a Premarital Agreement the parties can avoid or alter current community property laws with regards to property already owned by the parties prior to marriage.
While the Premarital Agreement provides that assets or property owned by one of the spouses prior to the marriage remains the property of that spouse upon the dissolution of the marriage (and our Premarital Agreement allows for the full and complete disclosure of such property or assets on easy-to-use schedules), the Agreement provides that any asset or property acquired AFTER the marriage shall be owned by both parties jointly, with the right of survivorship.
The Premarital Agreement provided with this software also states that debts of one spouse shall not, before marriage, be the responsibility of the other party to the Agreement after the marriage is entered into and that debts of one spouse shall not, after the marriage, be the responsibility of the other party to the Agreement without the other spouse’s written Agreement.
If you and your future spouse determine that creating a Premarital Agreement will provide clarity, security and harmony as you move into this new stage of your life, then the legal forms provided within this Standard Legal software package are for you.
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Standard Legal software works on virtually all Windows, Apple, Macintosh, Android and Linux-based PCs, laptops, tablets and mobile devices.
Generally, the legal forms are provided as Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF files with fillable form fields. Not all forms are provided in both formats in all cases. SOFTWARE FORMATS + SAMPLES >
A full-featured version of Microsoft Word is one option to complete the Word-formatted documents. FREE open-source word processing programs like OpenOffice, LibreOffice, Google Docs, etc. may work as well.
Use the FREE Adobe Reader to complete and print the PDF document files. It is best to use the most up-to-date version of Reader; see ‘Help > Check for Updates’ in the program’s menu to get the latest version. It is CRITICAL that Reader ALWAYS be used as a stand-alone program or mobile app and NEVER within a web browser.
Links to a downloadable .zip file are presented immediately upon the completion of your order. This .zip must be expanded to access the PDF files. Most computers have an expansion program like WinZip pre-installed; if your computer does not we recommend StuffIt Expander (it’s FREE!). Once the file is downloaded, all documents within can be completed offline, no internet connection required. Read the START-HERE.txt file included in the initial download for more instructions.
Access links to the downloadable .zip file and/or the online forms server for this title are available for one (1) year after the date of purchase, upon request. Files downloaded and saved to a device may be used without time limit, but new downloads are no longer accessible one year after the date of purchase. A discount code is available to past customers by email to make a new or updated purchase.
Is Standard Legal Software Right for You?
To use any type of software requires a basic understanding of how a computer device operates. To use Standard Legal software, you must be able to complete these basic computer tasks: download a software file; expand a .zip file; enter a username and password to access a protected website; navigate a menu; install and launch a program; and open, save then print a completed document. If you do not fully understand how to complete any of these common steps, we recommend you use our Document Preparation Service or find a local attorney to create documents for you.
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