Are There Any Downsides to Signing a Prenuptial Agreement?

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No couple wants to imagine getting divorced, especially if they aren’t even married yet. Unfortunately, roughly half of all couples get divorced for one reason or another, which is why many people consider drafting prenuptial agreements before marriage. Though they are largely beneficial documents, we are often asked whether there are any potential downsides to drafting a prenuptial agreement. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Los Angeles prenuptial agreement attorneys to learn more about prenups, as well as the pros and cons of drafting one with your spouse-to-be. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the potential downsides to signing a prenuptial agreement?

The two main potential downsides of drafting a prenuptial agreement are that 1) it may favor one spouse over the other and 2) talking about divorce before you’re even married may be an uncomfortable discussion. That said, prenuptial agreements are supposed to be fair and just to both parties, so there really shouldn’t be an issue of it favoring one spouse over the other. Additionally, though there is a stigma around prenuptial agreements, more and more couples are drafting them these days because they see the potential benefits they can have.

Is signing a prenuptial agreement a bad idea?

Absolutely not. The pros of drafting a fair and just prenuptial agreement far outweigh the potential cons. To start, by drafting a prenuptial agreement, you can protect your hard-earned and sentimental assets from the equitable distribution process in a divorce. Additionally, having a prenuptial agreement in place can drastically reduce the overall cost of a divorce. When a couple is in a contested divorce and they do not have a prenuptial agreement in place, they will have to hash out all their divorce terms in a courtroom setting, which can take weeks, months, or even longer. Of course, the longer a divorce is strung out, the more costly it can be. Having a prenuptial agreement in place circumvents this process. If you have any other questions about prenuptial agreements or you need an experienced Los Angeles divorce attorney who can help you and your future spouse draft one, simply pick up the phone and give us a call today. We are here to help.

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Divorce and family law issues are notoriously complicated and personal, which is why you must hire an attorney with years of experience, as well as the compassion and skill needed to handle these sensitive matters. For the qualified, dedicated legal representation you and your family deserve and need, contact Zitser Family Law Group, APC today.

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