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3 Things to Keep in Mind Before You Get Remarried in Illinois

 Posted on November 18,2019 in Uncategorized

b2ap3_thumbnail_Kane-County-family-law-lawyer.jpg-min-1.jpgNot all marriages have a happy ending. In fact, depending on the source you consult, around 40 to 50 percent of all first marriages in the United States end in divorce. If that statistic was not sobering enough, the divorce rate only increases for people who are married Kendall County a second and even a third time, with numbers soaring to somewhere around 60 to 65 percent of marriages ending in divorce. Though the statistics suggest that the odds are against you when it comes to remarriage, everyone deserves to be happy and find a partner with whom they can spend their life. Having a successful second marriage is not impossible; you just need to plan accordingly before you walk down the aisle a second time. Below are a few things you should keep in mind before you get remarried:

Be Truthful

First and foremost, you should be sure that you divulge everything of importance to your future spouse before you are married. You should be open and honest about all of your assets, credit history, debts, and other obligations. If you have obligations to provide child support or spousal maintenance to a child or spouse from a prior marriage, tell your new partner about them. Getting everything out in the open and being honest is the first step to a successful marriage.

Decide How You Want to Keep Your Assets

Second or subsequent marriages often include spouses who are bringing significant property and assets into a marriage. Make a list of each of your major assets and how you would like to use them or how they will be handled after your death. You and your spouse should decide how you want to handle all of your assets going forward. Will you have a joint bank account, or will you both still keep separate bank accounts? Which assets are important to separate?

Set it in Stone

Once you and your spouse have agreed upon a financial plan with which you are both happy, you should contact an experienced family law attorney to help you draft a prenuptial agreement. All of the decisions you agreed to in regard to your finances can be included in the prenuptial agreement, which is a court-enforced legal document. Though it may seem contradictory, a prenuptial agreement can help you keep your financial health if you do end up getting a divorce in the future.

Contact a Kendall County Family Law Attorney

Finding love again is possible after a divorce, but it is important to be prepared before you walk down the aisle the second time around. At the Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C., we can help you get your affairs in order before you say “I do,” regardless of whether it is your first, second, or third marriage. Contact our skilled Oswego prenuptial agreement lawyer today by calling our office at 630-409-8184 to schedule a consultation.


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