Prenuptial Agreements

Family Law Attorney in Westlake Village

When you are preparing for marriage, you may need to consider drafting a prenuptial agreement. Before you tie the knot, speak with an attorney. There are many benefits to having a prenuptial agreement, including peace of mind and security. If you and your soon-to-be spouse are interested in preparing a prenuptial agreement, you need to contact Richard Ross Associates right away. At our firm, we are proud to provide our clients with over 30 years of experience in family law. Our top priorities are to make sure that each client's best interests are represented and to keep an open line of communication between the attorney and clients at all times.

In the state of California, prenuptial agreements are governed by the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act. The act clearly outlines everything from property distribution in the event of a divorce to spousal support should the married couple separate. If you and your fiancé(e) are still on the fence about obtaining a prenuptial agreement, consider the following benefits to drafting one; you may want to have a premarital agreement if:

You are wealthier than your spouse
If you earn a higher income than your spouse, obtaining a prenuptial agreement can help you keep a specific portion of your income that you generated during your marriage or had when you entered your marriage in the event of a separation or divorce.

You are marrying for a second or third time
If this is not your first marriage, you may want to protect your assets in a prenuptial agreement. By obtaining a prenuptial agreement, you can also protect any children you have with a previous spouse from losing any inheritance in a divorce from a subsequent spouse.

You are a business partner or owner
In the event that you and your spouse divorce, you may lose your share of your business if you do not have a prenuptial agreement specifying how that asset should be handled. A prenuptial agreement can also assist you in protecting your business from having your spouse become a partner in the operation if you divorce.

You are less wealthy than your fiancé(e)
While most people assume that a prenuptial agreement can protect just wealthy spouses, less-wealthy spouses can also guarantee that they will be financially protected in the case of a divorce by establishing a spousal support agreement prior to marriage.

Your fiancé(e) is in debt
If your soon-to-be spouse has high amounts of debt and you end up divorcing in the future, you may incur some of their debts in a divorce. A prenuptial agreement will protect you from being burdened with your spouse's debt in a divorce.

Are you ready to draft your marital agreement?

Searching for a lawyer in Westlake Village, CA who can draft your prenup? Our divorce attorneys can answer any questions or concerns that you may have regarding a prenuptial agreement. If you are interested in speaking with a family law attorney and determining whether this is the correct course of action for you and your betrothed, contact our firm as soon as possible. We know that planning a wedding can be time consuming and require a lot of your attention, but do not let this important detail of your marriage fall by the wayside as you plan your big day. Contact us today for a case evaluation now!