28 December 2012 0 Comments

Do I need a prenuptial agreement?

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Did you know that more than fifty percent of all marriages end in divorce?  Today, most couples prepare a prenuptial agreement regardless of how much money or assets they have.  It allows the couple to decide how their property and valuables will be divided if the marriage ends at a later date.  If you do not sign a prenuptial agreement, your marriage will be governed by the California Family Code and Probate Code.

A prenuptial agreement must be completed prior to the actual ceremony.  It is important for it to be drafted by an experienced Riverside Divorce attorney.  The agreement should contain issues that pertain to:

·         Division of property

·         Spousal support

·         Financial issues, such as debts incurred

Many people believe prenuptial agreements are not romantic – and they aren’t.  However, sooner or later you are going to talk about money issues.  Why not do it now and save yourself some heartache later on?  No one plans on their marriage ending, but if it does, it pays to be safe than sorry.

If you are thinking about a prenuptial agreement but do not know where to begin, contact an experienced Riverside Family Law attorney who will draft an agreement on your behalf and give you specialized advice on proceeding with this matter.  Discussing a prenuptial agreement with your attorney now can help you avoid problems and costly legal actions later on.

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