If requested I can prepare for you a prenuptial (premarital) agreement to protect the assets you have before the marriage and also establish the ownership of assets acquired during marriage. In order for such an agreement to be valid it must be signed prior to the marriage, contain certain disclosures, and provided to your future spouse sufficiently in advance. Such an agreement can also attempt to limit spousal support should the marriage not survive. This may not always be effective, but is still worth considering. Prenuptial agreements are not appropriate in all circumstances. The purpose of such an agreement must be clearly defined to be useful. Financial matters, such as defining income earned after marriage and the defining of property rights are typical matters addressed in prenuptial agreements. Certain matter such as child custody and child support are not appropriate subjects for a prenuptial agreement.