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Planning for divorce before walking down the aisle

On Behalf of | Aug 26, 2021 | marital agreements

While it can seem like an unromantic endeavor, it is often prudent for engaged California couples to think about what will happen if their marriages end at some point in the future. Couples of all income levels will benefit from creating a marital agreement that will protect the interests of both parties in case of a divorce in the future. It is possible to do this by drafting a prenuptial agreement.

How can a prenup help?

Couples who are about to marry likely aren’t giving much thought to the possibility of divorce in the future. However, discussing a prenuptial agreement can have benefits in various ways. For example, it can provide couples the opportunity to discuss important financial matters before walking down the aisle. By outlining separate and marital property together, as well as discussing goals for the future, a couple may be able to avoid some money-related problems some married couples have.

Drafting a prenup offers protection for both parties as enter marriage. If a divorce does happen, this agreement will outline how property division will work. It can make a divorce simpler and easier, saving a California couple time and money during a stressful process.

A strong foundation

A prenuptial agreement is not planning for a marriage to fail in the future. It is simply a way for a couple to have assurance and security for the future. Before marrying, one may benefit from working with a family law attorney to better understand how this type of contract can benefit them.