As time goes on, more and more couples find themselves drafting prenuptial agreements, for a wide variety of reasons. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Los Angeles divorce attorneys to learn more about why you should consider drafting a prenuptial agreement with your future spouse.
You Can Preserve Your Business Through a Prenuptial Agreement
If you are someone who owns a business, either with your spouse or on your own, you most likely want to preserve that business from the outcome of a divorce in any way you can. Fortunately, you can do so through a prenuptial agreement. You can outline exactly what your business interests, stock options, and more are in your business.
Stay-at-Home Parents Can Benefit
When someone does not formally work for a living and instead is a stay-at-home parent who takes care of daily house chores and raises children, they most likely have little formal cash flow. Fortunately, however, through a prenuptial agreement, a stay-at-home parent and their spouse can make an arrangement regarding how alimony or child support shall be distributed in the event of a future divorce.
A Prenuptial Agreement Can Preserve Your Assets
California is a community property state, which means that all assets purchased over the course of a marriage are typically split 50/50 between spouses, should they ever get divorced. That said, if there are certain assets that you consider specifically yours, you can include those in your prenuptial agreement and they will remain yours, should you ever get divorced.
It Can Outline What Happens With Debt in a Divorce
Often, one or both spouses will accumulate debt over the course of their marriage. However, if you are not a spouse who accumulated debt but your husband or wife did, you will most likely have to split that debt in a divorce–unless you outline exactly what will happen with certain debts in the event of a divorce in a prenup.
These are just some of the ways in which a prenup can greatly benefit you, should you ever get divorced. You should note that if you are already married and you have not yet drafted a prenuptial agreement, you can still draft a postnuptial agreement, which serves the same essential purpose. If you have any additional questions or you’re ready to get started, simply give us a call today. We are here to help.
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