As soon as two people make the decision to get married, there are numerous arrangements which must be made. As the wedding approaches, details concerning the big day, the honeymoon and their plans for the future often consume the majority of the couple's attention. One subject that tends to be neglected, despite the fact it will have a profound impact on both of their futures, is the subject of a prenuptial agreement. A prenup is a contract entered into by two people prior to their marriage, which provides specific, agreed upon terms as to future spousal support, division of assets and debts, property division and other concerns.
Pre-marital agreements can also prevent one person from incurring a portion of the other person's debts, which he or she had prior to entering into the marriage. The only thing a pre-marital agreement cannot address is the subject of future children, including their support and custody, as these arrangements are prohibited in prenuptial agreements in the State of California.
In the past, people have had the misconceived idea that pre-marital agreements were reserved for only extremely wealthy individuals, or those that own significant assets. That is not necessarily true. Pre-marital agreements are a very important tool through which any individual can protect his or her assets, as well as preserve assets that are planned to be given to children of an earlier marriage. If you are planning on getting married, it is in your best interest to consult with a skilled Orange County divorce lawyer at The Hunter Law Group and discuss this matter. When you contact our firm, we will take the time to analyze your financial situation, as well as that of your fiancé, review your objectives and goals, and advise you on the best course of action.
With our experience and expertise, we will work diligently to provide you with a binding prenuptial agreement, carefully crafted to protect each party, that can prevent problems in the future should the marriage come to an end.
If you have questions about prenuptial agreements, or need legal assistance with a pre-marital agreement, contact our firm and speak with an Orange County divorce attorney today.