Like a seatbelt, when you utilize a prenuptial agreement you hope that you never need it. Also, like a seatbelt, in the unexpected event that you do need it, it can save a lot of pain and frustration later on. Because Arizona law is written to protect the rights of all spouses throughout the state, the law must assume that all citizens are equally situated. This, however, is certainly not the case. By utilizing a prenuptial agreement, parties can contractually agree to specific division of assets, debts, and resolve other financial issues in a way that benefits both parties, thus overriding Arizona law for their specific case.

Generally prenuptial agreements are utilized by couples when one or more of the couples has children from a previous marriage, has substantial assets or debts from a previous marriage, or has business interests that her or she desires to retain has his or her sole and separate property.