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What You Need to Know About Prenuptial Agreements
A premarital or prenuptial agreement is a contract that is signed by both parties in a marriage before the marriage takes place. The contract can have whatever terms the couple decides on, but generally if one spouse has more assets than the other, the agreement will protect those assets in the case of divorce. For example, if the husband owns a house, two cars and a large bank account, and if the wife has $150,000 in student loans then a prenuptial agreement could protect the husband from losing his assets in the case of divorce, and it could keep him from incurring his wife's debt.
If you are seeking to have a prenuptial agreement drafted or made reasonable then you will greatly benefit from the legal assistance of a Santa Clarita divorce attorney from Martinelli Law Group. Our firm will be able to discuss your assets in contrast to your future spouse's assets and suggest to you what kind of arrangement you should suggest. A prenuptial agreement is not a mandatory document, and as a future spouse you may not feel like it is right to make it a condition for marriage. This can be a problem; however there are some actions you can take in order to have this discussion with your fiancé and to propose an agreeable solution.
If you believe that a prenuptial agreement will drive a wedge between you and your future spouse, this is not always true. A prenuptial agreement will bring to the surface some thoughts, feelings, and desires that you may have not been aware of. For example, your spouse may be 100% on-board with you, thereby showing you that they are marrying you for the right reasons and that your assets have nothing to do with their desire to marry you. This discussion could also create a great amount of hostility in your relationship; your fiancé may not like the idea of being left without a portion of your assets in the case of divorce. If this is your case, then you may suggest that not all marriages end in divorce, and you could also comprise some terms for the agreement, such as infidelity. A representative from our firm will be able to help you with this.
Santa Clarita Premarital Agreements
At Martinelli Law Group our Santa Clarita divorce attorneys are intent on meeting the needs of our clients. If you are facing a divorce or if you are facing some other family law matter then you will greatly benefit from the skilled assistance of a representative from our firm. We will be able to answer your questions regarding your case, discuss your options with you, advise you as to the best legal action for you to take and provide you with exuberant representation of your case in court if you choose to work with us.