Whether a couple is older and have been in previous marriages or a couple is younger and just getting out of college with debt, a prenuptial agreement can be an important part of planning for a future. A prenuptial agreement allows a couple to lay out how to handle financial issues in their marriage, as well as how assets should be divided if the marriage ends.
Prenuptial agreements can act as a financial plan that outlines how a couple will handle their debts and assets. This may or may not mean assigning a person to be responsible for certain payments or debts, but it should create a list of priorities. If there are children from a previous marriage, a prenuptial agreement can allow a couple to determine how much of their assets will go to caring for these children.