I am almost done planning my upcoming wedding, and am ready to get my Pre-Nuptial Agreement drafted. My fiancée had suggested also drafting our Wills, but I wasn’t sure if that was a good idea. If I draft a Pre-Nuptial Agreement, am I able to leave him anything in my Will anyway? Any advice would be appreciated.
Dear Getting Ready,
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! That is an excellent question, and you would be surprised to know that it comes up often. It is actually a great idea to draft your Pre-Nuptial Agreement and your Wills at the same time. A Pre-Nuptial Agreement will protect your assets in the case of divorce, but your Wills will protect your assets in the event that you pass away. Your Pre-Nuptial Agreement does not prevent you from leaving your fiancée any portion of your estate should you pass while you are still married. Since you will already be compiling financial documentation and setting up a meeting to sign, you may as well have your Wills drafted at the same time. Many of our clients have found that it saves them both time and money by doing them simultaneously.
Wolf & Shore Law Group would be happy to help you with both! We can be contacted at 203.745.3151 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get you set up with a confidential consultation.
Very Truly Yours,
Wolf & Shore Law Group