There are specific circumstances where it's a good idea to have a prenuptial
agreement set up between two people. Marriage is a firm agreement between
two people but this agreement also includes financial concerns. Following
are just a few reasons why a prenuptial agreement, sometimes referred
to as a "prenup" agreement would be important.
Reason #1 :If you had children from a previous marriage and you wanted
to ensure they inherit the assets you accumulated before your second marriage.
If you were to die without a
prenuptial agreement or get divorced, your children might have to share part of this amount
with your new spouse.
Reason #2: Another reason for having a prenuptial agreement would be if
you owned a share of a family business before your current marriage and
you want to keep it in that side of the family. If you died without a
prenuptial agreement or got divorced, your new spouse might share in the
family business which could dramatically change the family interaction
within the business.
If you are considering marriage or know someone who is, it would be worthwhile
to have a legal expert draw up a prenuptial agreement if any of the above
situations are factors for concern. Contact Claery & Hammond, LLP today at
(310) 817-6904 to schedule a consultation with a
Los Angeles family law attorney at the firm.