How to Protect Your Business Before You Get Married

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In this episode, we’re talking to Dave Joley from Arnold Terrill Anzini, P.C. about prenuptial agreements. We take a high-level view of what you can do before you get married to protect the business that you’ve worked hard to set up.

Dave has been in practice for about 12 years and has a broad focus, representing clients in multi-disciplines such as criminal matters, business matters, and divorce. He considers himself more of a litigator than anything else because he practices quite a bit in court. If an issue is destined for the courts, he is the go-to attorney.

Arnold Terril Anzini, P.C. is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Key Points

  • Each state has its laws for the formation of business and for divorce.
  • Most states recognize prenuptial agreements, but there may be state-specific formalities required to formalize them.
  • Attorneys who practice family law will have a good understanding of the requirements for prenuptials.
  • Divorce can impact a business in which you are not the sole owner; all the more reason to establish rules beforehand.
  • Although family law varies among states, the general rule is that parties can agree to include whatever they want in an agreement.
  • You always want to be as specific as possible.
  • Prenuptials should not include matters involving children.
  • Seek counsel to make certain that there’s nothing in your contract that a court would find unacceptable in a divorce proceeding.

Tune in to find out how to protect your business.

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