Creating A Contract For Your Marriage
Prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements give you a chance to set up a marriage contract the way you want it to be. While getting married in modern culture is often discussed as simply an emotional situation based on love and affection, you cannot overlook the legal contract that it creates and the way it impacts your individual rights. These agreements give you some control over this impact by referencing things like:
- Division of joint assets
- Protection of business assets
- Protection of an estate
- Division of retirement savings
A prenuptial agreement is one that you sign prior to your marriage, while a postnuptial agreement can be signed even if you already got married.
For instance, perhaps you are getting married at a later stage in life. You already own a business, and you have significant personal assets. You want to protect those assets so that your estate goes to your adult children and so that a divorce does not financially impact your company. You can do both things with a prenuptial or a post-nuptial agreement.
When you work with us at Leslie L. Abrigo, APC, in Chula Vista, California, to create the agreement, you get a number of benefits. These include:
- Removing doubt about the future
- Discussing terms far before the emotions and stress of a divorce take a toll
- Working with a California Bar Board Certified Family Law Specialist and a law firm that has over 20 years of combined experience
At the end of the day, addressing your desires and your rights before a divorce can streamline the process significantly if you ever do split up.