A prenup can keep your property separate

By |2022-04-06T19:16:56+00:0004 Dec 2015|Categories: Prenuptial Agreements|

A prenup can keep your property separate

People work hard for the money they make and often like to spend it on the things they want like cars, houses, jewelry and more. In many cases, when people decide to marry, they may take a look at what they have and decide that this money or property are things they do not want their spouse getting their hands on if they divorce. So they do what they can to prevent that from happening. For some people, that means getting a prenuptial agreement.

When people decide to get a prenuptial agreement, they are using this document to keep their property separate from marital property and other things that the couple may acquire during marriage that could possibly be divided when they divorce. Sometimes, when couples do not have a prenup in place, it may not be clear what property is separate and what is marital. This confusion can draw out the divorce process and cause spouses more stress than necessary.

Some people may think it is selfish or unromantic for someone to want a prenuptial agreement, but it is actually a smart thing to do, not only because it can keep your property and assets safe, but because it can help keep disputes to a minimum during the divorce process. Since a lot of the issues couples fight over are already resolved by the prenuptial agreement, there may not be a lot to discuss.

Not everyone thinks to protect their property and assets before they get married and they end up losing a lot. If you do not want to risk losing a majority or all of what you have to your spouse, you may want to consider getting a prenuptial agreement. An attorney can help you with creating the agreement. The attorney could also act as your legal representative in matters of divorce.

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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