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Postnuptial Agreements

Los Angeles Postnuptial Agreement Attorney

Creating a Postnuptial Agreement in California

Similar to a prenuptial agreement, a postnuptial agreement enables a couple to protect separate assets they may have accumulated over the course of their marriage. Many couples who opt for postnuptial agreements have accumulated a considerable amount of wealth or property over the duration of their marriages that they wish to protect.

Before deciding to enter into a postnuptial agreement, there are several things which should be discussed between the couple. An open discussion about the following will help you better prepare to speak with your attorney about a postnuptial agreement.

You and your spouse take the following steps in creating a postnuptial agreement:

  • Discuss all of your separate & mutual assets and debts.
  • Discuss the current financial status of your relationship including spending habits, roles and responsibilities and any concerns you have over money matters.
  • Be open and honest about your assumptions and expectations of how property would be handled in the event of death or divorce.
  • Revisit the contract periodically, especially if your lifestyle or financial status changes drastically.

If you are already married but are interested in taking steps to protect your financial future and the future of your children, you should speak with a Los Angeles family lawyer about creating a postnuptial agreement.

Why Might You Consider a Postnuptial Agreement?

Couples in Los Angeles often consider postnuptial agreements for various reasons, seeking clarity and security in their marriage. One primary motivation is to address changes in financial circumstances. Whether one spouse receives a significant inheritance, a lucrative promotion, or decides to start a new business, a postnuptial agreement can delineate how these assets are managed and divided. This preemptive step helps avoid potential conflicts and misunderstandings down the line.

Additionally, postnuptial agreements are invaluable for couples blending families. When one or both spouses have children from previous relationships, a postnuptial agreement can clearly outline the financial responsibilities and inheritance plans for each child. This foresight ensures that all family members are treated fairly and that the couple's intentions are legally recognized.

For couples considering significant lifestyle changes, such as one spouse leaving the workforce to care for children or pursue education, a postnuptial agreement offers essential financial protection. It can stipulate how assets and income will be managed during this transition, safeguarding the interests of both spouses.

Finally, while Los Angeles is known for its diverse and dynamic lifestyle, it is also a community where individuals value planning and preparedness. A postnuptial agreement reflects this mindset, allowing couples to proactively manage their affairs and reduce the potential for future disputes.

Los Angeles Couples: Safeguard Your Financial Future

At Claery & Hammond, LLP, our skilled Los Angeles divorce attorneys have the experience and knowledge necessary to help you and your spouse draft and implement a postnuptial agreement. Avoiding confusion during this phase will ensure that things will progress smoother and more efficiently in the future should the postnuptial agreement ever need to be revisited. Our seasoned attorneys can guide you through the process to create a secure and beneficial agreement that helps protect both of your individual assets.

Ensure Your Financial Security – Contact Claery & Hammond, LLP Today for a Postnuptial Agreement Consultation in LA. Call (310) 817-6904!

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