Missouri parents who want to safeguard their adult children's inheritance for them should begin by having open conversations with them about their options. This can include prenuptial agreements.
A prenuptial agreement is a legal contract that a couple completes before they get married and that classifies assets as either marital or separately owned if the marriage ends. It is a tool that can preserve a child's inheritance if he or she were to divorce. However, it requires that both parties enter the agreement voluntarily and that they both offer full financial disclosure.