The months and weeks before your wedding can be an exhilarating time in your life. For young couples, getting married can seem like the real “start” to their lives. For older couples who may have been through previous marriages, getting married again can seem like a fresh start. As you contemplate your marriage-to-come, thinking about the benefits of a pre-nuptial agreement might need to be part of the process.
When most people think of a pre-nuptial agreement, they probably think of it as one thing: preparation for divorce. Not quite a pleasant thought, for sure. But, in reality, a pre-nuptial agreement can simply be good planning. No one expects to see their marriage end in a divorce, but there is no sense in denying the fact that divorce is quite common in America. It happens. A pre-nuptial agreement will leave you prepared for an adverse situation, planning for the potential division of property that would otherwise be part of a divorce proceeding.
Or a post-nuptial agreement?
Some of our readers may think, “it’s too late, I’m already married.” However, there may still be an option for those in this situation – a “post-nuptial” agreement. As the name implies, this is similar to a pre-nuptial agreement, but it is instead agreed to after the wedding has already occurred.
At our law firm, we understand that discussions about pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements can be delicate and emotional. We work with California residents who want to explore their options. For more information, please visit the pre-nuptial and post-nuptial overview section of our law firm’s website.