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What is a Prenuptial Agreement and why do couples get them?
A prenuptial agreement is a contract entered into by two people who plan to get married. The purpose is to set forth the rights of each party in the event of a divorce. Sometimes provisions for property distribution upon death are included, but such provisions are better placed in a Last Will and Testament. The most common reason for a Prenuptial Agreement is to protect property that one or both parties owned before the marriage from becoming divided upon divorce.
Can a Prenuptial Agreement cover alimony, child custody or child support?
Sometimes, Prenuptial Agreements are used to limit, establish or eliminate alimony in the event of divorce. However, Prenuptial Agreements do not deal with child custody or child support. Judges make the final decision on custody, and parties cannot pre-determine child support because the law regards child support as being a right for a child, and parties cannot override that right. Custody also must be determined at the time of the dispute because no one can predict all the circumstances which will exist at the time of a custody dispute.
What is a Postnuptial Agreement?
A postnuptial agreement is basically a prenuptial agreement that is entered into after the couple has already married. Georgia law recognizes both pre- and post-nuptial agreements.
Do both parties need an attorney when preparing a Prenuptial Agreement?
Yes. It is important that each party have his or her own counsel explain fully the proposed agreement and the potential pitfalls in the event of a divorce. An attorney can suggest changes to the proposed Agreement that can dramatically affect what happens in the event of a divorce.
Who needs a Prenuptial Agreement?
Prenuptial Agreements are generally executed by parties who have considerable assets prior to the marriage and want to keep those assets separate or those who have been through a divorce and want to minimize the cost and time if they unfortunately go through another divorce. Without a prenuptial agreement, it is possible in certain circumstances for separate or premarital property to lose its separate quality and it can then become marital property or can be used to pay alimony.
Can we change or terminate the Prenuptial Agreement later?
Yes. You can have an attorney prepare an addendum to the original Prenuptial Agreement. Both parties would need to have their own counsel review the Agreement. If agreed upon by both sides and properly executed, it will then become a part of the original Prenuptial Agreement.
Since starting her own firm in April of 2012, Meridith has enjoyed the opportunity that it gives her to spend more one-on-one time with her clients. To find out how Meridith can help you, please contact her at (770) 653-1084 or via email at


Meridith A. Bush, L.L.C.

P.O. Box 1279,
GA 30188