When you are getting married, you need to think carefully about how this will affect your financial situation and personal belongings. In Aruba, automatically one marries into legal community of property. This means that everything you have or will obtain is (or will be) owned jointly. Often no further thought is given to the consequences of this marital status, because it is assumed that parties will never divorce. However, it is still advisable to think from other perspectives. Consider, for example, a situation where one of the spouses has a business (sole proprietorship). In times of crisis, the partner becomes jointly responsible for any debts that may arise.
In a deed of prenuptial agreement, everything can be arranged with regard to property and income. This can vary from a full exclusion (nothing is shared) to a limited community of property. You are free to determine what you wish to have in your prenuptial agreement.
Prenuptial agreements can be drawn up both before and during the marriage. However, you should take into account that prenuptial agreements drawn up during marriage require approval from the Judge in the Court of First Instance of Aruba and you also have to wait one year after your marriage to make this change.
At Notary Helmeyer we also give you immediately information regarding the consequences of death of one of the spouses, related to their matrimonial regime and heirs.
For more information and/or advice, please feel free to contact us via telephone number (+297)2802020 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Place: Surfside Marina (Dolphin Room)
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