How to Write a Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial agreements are no longer just for the rich and famous. Many people are increasingly seeing the benefits of a good and fair prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement allows you to choose for yourself what will happen to your assets during marriage, and, if divorce occurs, how assets will be distributed between you and your partner. Prenuptial agreements can also be used to protect some of your assets for any children you bring to the marriage. Without a prenuptial agreement, the state could decide these things for you in a way unsuitable for both parties.

Of course, there are things that a prenuptial agreement cannot cover, such as child custody in the event of a divorce. Adding claims that cannot be held up by law is not advisable, as they can actually make a judge take the whole agreement less seriously should you need to use it in a court of law.

Below we will give some tips to consider in preparing to write your prenuptial agreement. It is also important to consider taking some English grammar help. Dedicated grammar checker software will make sure you write according to grammar rules, with perfect punctuation and spelling. WhiteSmoke's online English software is the best proofreading tool available.

Tips for the Prenuptial Agreement:

  1.     Investigate what can be included in a prenuptial agreement in your state, and approach an attorney if you have any questions.
  2.     Before you begin writing the actual agreement, discuss what will be included in detail with your partner.
  3.     Write clearly and succinctly.
  4.     Don't use any slang, and omit needless words.
  5.     Use the active voice, avoid the passive voice.
  6.     Simplify wordy phrases.
  7.     Organize your content in order of importance.

With these tips you can begin to write your prenuptial agreement; do not forget to check for the relevant laws about prenuptial agreements in your state. To ensure that your agreement holds up as a serious legal document in court, you must proofread your work. WhiteSmoke is a complete solution for proofreading and editing. A powerful writing tool featuring instant online proofreading, WhiteSmoke features amazing text enrichment features not found in any other grammar software. A comprehensive synonym tool suggests relevant word changes to enhance your writing, and advanced algorithms offer adjective and adverb suggestions to make your writing more communicative. As well as a dedicated legal writing version, there are specialized business writing, creative writing, and medical writing versions.