Agreements Before Entering Marriage
If you are currently engaged to be married in Los Angeles, a family lawyer from Claery & Green can help you with a number of legal issues that may come along with getting married. One thing that many engaged couples consider before getting married is the possibility of a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement is a legal agreement between two people involving any assets they may possess separately. It is the purpose of a prenuptial agreement to define the separate assets of each spouse so that later, if the couple divorces or separates, the defined assets will be protected from being divided equally.
It is a common misconception that only couples possessing large amounts of money or significant property need to enter into a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement can have many potential benefits, and a family lawyer from our firm will be happy to discuss these with you at length. Individuals who have children from another marriage often choose to do prenuptial agreements because it ensures that the children will be taken care of in the event of their death, and that the other spouse will not receive all of their assets like they would if there were no prenuptial agreement.
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It is common for many engaged couples to feel uncomfortable discussing prenuptial agreements. It is viewed as a taboo subject, because no new couple wants to acknowledge the fact that they may at one point or another, decide to divorce. We urge you not to look at things this way, because in essence you are not planning on divorcing, but instead are taking the initiative to begin planning your financial future together.