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Prenuptial Agreements

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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 that outlines which assets each party possesses separately. The purpose of a prenuptial agreement is 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.

Do I need a prenup?

It is a common misconception that only couples who possess large amounts of money or significant property need to enter into a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement can have many potential benefits, and can ensure that your finances are protected in the event of divorce.

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. A prenup can also protect one spouse from losing half of the assets from their business or inheritance as community property.

Hiring an Experienced Attorney

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 decide to divorce. We urge you to take a detached and practical view of the subject, because it is imperative that you protect yourself, your family, and your finances.

If you are currently engaged, a Los Angeles divorce lawyer at Claery & Green, LLP can help you with a number of legal issues to ensure you are protected when entering marriage. Our firm is experienced in creating all types of nuptial agreements, and we assist you. If you would like to discuss how you can benefit from having a prenuptial agreement in place, contact us today.

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