No one plans to become incapacitated, but many sign powers of attorney. No one plans to get divorced, but you have the option to plan in case the marriage ends before death. Often times couples desire to get pre-marital and post-marital agreements, not for themselves, for their families. One party may come from a wealthy family or it may be a second marriage for one or both individuals. These agreements can spell out how assets are to be divided and what happens to property and debts acquired during marriage. A consultation with an attorney can inform you about the in's and out's of these agreements and what can and needs to be done in order to have enforceable agreements. Do not think of it as planning for divorce; it is providing your family with peace of mind.
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