In Tennessee, prenuptial agreements are valid and enforceable. A prenuptial agreement is a contract where a couple sets out in writing what will happen in the event of a divorce in the future. Here are some examples of what a Prenuptial Agreement may address:
- Whether alimony will be paid in the future and setting the amount.
- How property the couple obtains during their marriage will be divided.
- Who will be responsible for paying certain debts incurred during the marriage.
- Keeping your separate property separate, such as investment accounts and real property.
Some issues cannot be addressed in a Prenuptial Agreement such as naming a Primary Residential Parent (PRP) of your children, setting parenting time after a divorce, or specifying an amount of future child support.
When searching for an attorney to help draft a prenuptial agreement, you should find the best attorney for you who will craft an agreement that addresses your specific needs.