Why A Prenuptial Agreement May Be In Your Best Interests
Prenuptial agreements, or prenups, are growing more common, and this generation is more likely to use them than their parents. While they used to carry more of a negative stigma, people are now beginning to realize the ramifications of entering a legal contract — such as a marriage — without actually taking the time to consider that contract. Prenups give you the chance to do so.
If you are interested in drafting a marital agreement or just learning more about your options, we can help here at CC LawGroup, A Professional Corporation. Our California family lawyers have more than 25 years of experience and are a multilingual and full-service firm in Newark. We understand marriage, divorce and everything in between. This makes us uniquely qualified to help you decide if a prenup is right for you and to draft a document that will stand up in court.
Benefits Of A Prenup
While a prenup can never address things like child custody and child support, there are still many benefits. For instance:
- A prenup can help protect your company in the event of a divorce.
- A prenup can protect your estate, making it a valuable part of your estate planning as you strive to keep important assets in the family. We can help with comprehensive asset and property protection.
- A prenup can ensure that you are not responsible for your partner’s debts.
- A prenup can protect your retirement assets so that you can still retire on time.
- A prenup gives you both peace of mind. You can make rational decisions about what is best for your future, knowing you are financially protected no matter the outcome.
- A prenup covers you as the divorce rate stays high. Even though you do not go into marriage thinking you will get divorced, you cannot ignore the statistics.
- A prenup allows you to create unique provisions for your unique relationship. For instance, some couples have drafted prenups giving a direct payment to one spouse if the other is not faithful to the marriage.
Overall, a prenup just gives you a chance to draft the contract you want for your marriage. Would you start a business without a contract and a partnership agreement? Most likely not. Why would you look at marriage any differently?