How can I protect my assets in the event that my marriage does not work out?

Ohio recognizes pre-marital (also called pre-nuptial or ante-nuptial) agreements if certain specifications are met. These agreement must be signed prior to the date of marriage, and it is preferable to have the documents executed several months prior to the planned wedding. Full, accurate disclosure of all financial assets and liabilities of the parties is critical to the execution of a fair, enforceable agreement. We encourage both parties to hire their own attorney to represent their individual interests.