Life changes and so sometimes do feelings. No California couple heads to the altar with the thought of divorce on their minds, so it might be that they didn’t give consideration to a prenuptial agreement. On the contrary, all couples should. It has actually been shown that marital agreements work to strengthen a union, not the other way around.
The two biggest reasons couples have problems is because of a lack of communication and financial difficulties. Making the decision to have a prenuptial agreement might actually open up the lines of communication about the money situation so issues can be nipped in the bud. Talking about things that may be uncomfortable is much easier on the pocketbook and on the heartstrings than going through a divorce.
A prenuptial agreement can be as individual as a couple is. Contrary to popular opinion, they’re not just for the rich and famous. Since people are waiting longer to get married these days, individuals may have accumulated their own assets that they want to protect in the event the marriage doesn’t last. A prenuptial agreement can outline who would get what in the event of a split and also how any debts should be cleared.
Divorce is difficult under the best of circumstances. A California lawyer can help if an individual has tried to sort out difficulties with his or her spouse to no avail and believes the only road forward is divorce. But an attorney can also help prior to a marriage or at the beginning by helping his or her client to fashion a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement that might serve to make a marriage stronger.