MSNBC has an interesting article about the necessity of signing a pre-nuptial agreement before you marry. The article primarily focuses on using the pre-nuptial agreement to plan for the possibility of divorce. However, pre-nuptial agreements are also necessary to plan for the death of either spouse, especially if children from previous relationships are involved. Many people assume that pre-nuptial agreements mean divorce planning, but these contracts can be useful even in long, successful marriages. Contact our office if you would like to schedule a no-fee appointment to discuss pre-nuptial agreements or any other estate planning matter.