Washington State Prenuptial Agreement Form

If you have been asked to sign a marriage contract that you do not understand or do not consider fair, we can help you negotiate the contract and ensure that your future interests are protected as much as possible. If you have assets that you want to protect through a prenutial agreement, we can help you ensure that your prenutial agreement is properly executed and offers the highest level of security to be deemed enforceable by a court. A prenup, or “prenup,” is a written contract that is entered into before a couple marries – most often when they are engaged. This agreement defines the financial and property rights of each spouse when the marriage ends in separation, including death or divorce. Download this prenup template in MS Word or check out a completed PDF template for a marriage contract to see what this document looks filled to. You can also click on the image to enlarge the text if you want to read any of the clauses of the prenup. Integrative family law can help you understand the requirements of an enforceable marriage contract in Washington State. We design prenup agreements in accordance with the most current legal precedents in the state and we will do our best to ensure that your agreement is enforceable. They avoid family obligations. Any couple who wishes to pre-emptively limit the future rights of custody or access to children should think twice before they can commit to a marriage contract. A prenup should not be used to waive maintenance, alimony or spousal maintenance. If all this sounds a bit muddy and nebulous, it`s because it is. In principle, if your assigned judge doesn`t like your prenup for some reason, he can very easily find a way to throw it away.

There are things you can do to make this outcome less likely (for example, avoiding an overtly unilateral prenup and confirming the agreement after marriage), but at the end of the day, the judge will have relatively unlimited discretion when it comes to maintaining your prenup…