Prenuptial Agreement for Same Sex Marriages
Yes, this finally happened in our lifetime, and the excitement around the world is contagious! Your first thought of course is to grab your partner’s hand and to race to city hall or your favorite clergyperson and to get married! But stop for a moment. Marriage equality means also that you stand on an equal plane with all people looking forward to marriage, and this may mean reviewing your finances, your assets and entering into a PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT !! Why would your marriage start out any differently than a heterosexual marriage? Prenuptial Agreements for same sex marriages protect your separate property both now and into the future, and can even protect your future investments as separate. I know it’s not a romantic thought. There you are excited together about this historic moment in time….and to plan for a potential end to this relationship is never romantic. But sometimes it is necessary. Love is Love means also that you stand together with all people in love looking forward to a wedding, and that means considering the pros and cons of a prenuptial agreement.
In Ohio, Prenups are only considered valid if they follow certain rules. Getting an attorney is the first step! In the early 1990’s, the Joseph firm was one of the very first firms to have created the case law in Ohio that stated that the court could not merely consider the sexual orientation of a parent in determining custody. The Joseph firm is proud of what we created here in Ohio back in the 90’s, and we stand ready to perform more services.
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