Can I Protect Future Earnings in a Prenup in California?

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For many couples, getting married is a very exciting time that signifies a new chapter in their lives. Unfortunately, there are times when couples get divorced. In fact, roughly fifty percent of all marriages end in divorce in today’s day and age. For this reason, many couples choose to draft prenuptial agreements prior to marriage, as they can help ensure their assets are protected, should they get divorced in the future. That said, while prenuptial agreements can protect assets currently in your possession, you may wonder if a prenup can also protect future wages. Please continue reading and reach out to our Los Angeles prenuptial agreement attorneys to learn more. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Does a prenup protect future earnings in California?

In short, the answer is yes, a prenup can protect both the assets you currently own and any future wages you may earn. Often, couples who make significant amounts of money every year will elect to include provisions for future wages in their prenuptial agreements, as when the time comes for a divorce, what was once future wages will then be already-attained wages that otherwise would not have been accounted for. If you’d like to protect future earnings in your prenup, let us know and we’ll be sure to include this in your agreement.

What else does a prenuptial agreement protect in California?

Prenuptial agreements can protect additional assets and set additional provisions here in California, including future alimony terms, inheritances, retirement plans, and more. That said, you should note that there are certain things a prenuptial agreement can’t cover, such as future child custody or child support schedules.

Am I allowed to draft a prenup if I’m already married in California?

If you are already married, you are no longer eligible to draft a prenuptial agreement. That said, you may still draft a document known as a postnuptial agreement, which serves the same relative purpose, though these agreements are exclusively drafted and executed after marriage. Though it may be a difficult conversation to have, if you believe you’d like to draft a postnuptial agreement, you shouldn’t hesitate to speak with your spouse about it. From there, you can turn to a competent Los Angeles divorce attorney from Zitser Family Law Group, APC who can help you effectively draft your agreement. If you have any other questions or would like to get started, simply give us a call today. We’re here to help you get the peace of mind you deserve.

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