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What Are the Benefits of Signing a Prenuptial Agreement in California?

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Every single year, thousands of couples in the state of California make the difficult decision to file for divorce. While some divorces can be fairly amicable, the divorce process almost always comes with complications. In some cases, the development of a prenuptial agreement can save you time, money, and disputes down the road. Below, we will explain the benefits of a prenuptial agreement, and why it may be wise for you to speak to your significant other regarding your finances prior to marriage. 

Why You Should Consider a Prenuptial Agreement 

Often called a prenup for short, a prenuptial agreement is a written contract developed by two people prior to their marriage. The agreement will dictate how property and assets will be divided in the event of a divorce. While asking your future spouse to sign a prenuptial agreement may be a difficult conversation, the agreement can ensure your financial security and save you from the possibility of a contentious divorce. 

While many people think that prenups are only used by the wealthy, they have become increasingly common throughout the United States. A premarital agreement can be incredibly important to a spouse who wants to ensure financial security for his or her children from a previous marriage, a business owner whose company developed prior to his or her marriage, and by couples who simply want to avoid arguments in the event that their union does not last. It should be noted that if one person has accumulated significant debts prior to marriage, a prenuptial can establish that the other spouse will not be responsible for paying off the debt in case of a divorce. 

In the state of California, the court will review your prenuptial agreement to ensure its fairness and validity. A qualified attorney can assist you in writing an agreement that is easy to understand and compliant with California state laws. If you wish to write the agreement on your own, it is wise to at the very least have an attorney review the document prior to submitting it to the court. 

Contact a Los Gatos, CA Premarital Agreement Attorney 

Many people live happily ever after, but there are also many marriages that do not stand the test of time. While asking a future spouse to sign a prenuptial agreement can come with its challenges, ensuring your financial security is critically important. Attorney Benita Ventresca will assist you in developing your premarital agreement, ensuring that it is legally sound. To schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable Los Gatos, CA family law attorney, call our office today at 408-395-8822. We service clients in the Los Gatos, Sunnyvale, Saratoga, Cupertino, and San Jose areas.

 

Source:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/christinefletcher/2018/09/18/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-prenups/#408499a662ba

 

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