If you are in a serious relationship with someone and are contemplating marriage, you need to know as much about him or her as possible prior to taking the plunge. Perhaps this sounds like a rather unromantic notion. After all, isn't a bit of mystery good for keeping things interesting? Well, yes, so long as you have not committed yourself to a legally binding marital contract. The fact is, it is in both parties' best interests to know each other as well as possible prior to saying "I do."
Sometimes you can get to know someone better by seeing how they react to certain circumstances. This means that it is important for couples to face some challenges as they move toward marriage. And according to the co-author of a book about preparing for marriage, working on a prenuptial agreement could serve as just such a challenge. This is because it takes honest communication to work through the details of a prenup.
The co-author says the subjects you will cover when creating a prenup will be some of the most important aspects of your married life. For instance, the agreement can contain terms for such things as which religion their child should be raised in or even the manner in which they will spend their holidays. And while such topics can be discussed verbally, writing them out lends a greater degree of seriousness to the process.
A couple's ability to successfully craft a prenuptial agreement could signify that they are truly meant for the long haul. And once the agreement is complete, they also have the shared peace of mind knowing that many of the vital aspects of their lives, such as their property and assets rights, have been acknowledged and agreed upon.
And if you are ready for the honest dialog that is created by working on a prenuptial agreement, you may wish to solicit the help of a California family law attorney. An attorney can advise you on all of the things you need to consider when crafting a prenup and help make sure that your agreement is clear, concise and legally acceptable in the state's courts.