For anyone in California who is considering marriage, the thought of a prenuptial agreement might come to mind at some point. If this thought does occur, it might be an indication that an agreement is needed. Having to approach your future spouse with this might prove to be rather difficult simply because it might seem like you are already planning to get divorced before you even get married. Fortunately, explaining why you want a prenuptial agreement might not be too difficult once you learn as much as possible about the protections these documents offer.
The purposes of prenuptial agreements vary depending on the situation, so it is important to have a firm grasp on every manner in which a prenuptial agreement can help you and your intended spouse. While our website covers many of the protections that prenuptial agreements offer, the basic premise is that a prenuptial agreement will help you to avoid at least some litigation if the marriage dissolves.
Even if you didn’t have a prenuptial agreement signed when you got married, you might still be able to enjoy some protections that are similar by entering into an antenuptial agreement that can be completed after the marriage.
Both types of agreements have specific points that must be considered. Knowing these points is something that comes only from studying the laws and learning how to apply them. Since that can take a lot of time, working with someone who has experience in these matters can help you to save time so you can focus on your relationship.
Source: Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., “Prenuptial Agreements” Sep. 04, 2014