If you are considering marriage, consider your finances as well

By |2022-04-06T19:15:50+00:0016 Aug 2016|Categories: Prenuptial Agreements|

If you are considering marriage, consider your finances as well

Finding the perfect partner can be difficult. Some people go through their whole lives without getting paired off with someone who fulfills their needs and makes them happy. So if you have found a person you believe is “the one,” it’s easy to put on blinders and avoid any issues that may cause consternation.

But the fact is, if you are considering taking your relationship to the next level by getting married, you have some serious things to consider. For example, your financial situation will likely impact your relationship as the years pass. As such, you and your partner need to understand your shared financial expectations and priorities.

Regarding finances, there are several topics that are ripe for discussion. For example, you should talk about how you want to invest your money. Some people are willing to take risks when investing while others prefer to play it safe. Conflict can ensue if one partner wants to stay conservative while the other wants to aggressively pursue larger returns by taking bold chances in the market.

As you talk about your goals, you may begin to realize how complicated marriage really is. Your emphasis heretofore may have been on your mutual emotional commitment, but marriage is also a legal commitment. And while you may not be able to create rules that will maintain your feelings for one another, you can create an agreement that covers your financial issues.

A prenuptial agreement can stand as a blueprint for your financial life together. A well-crafted prenup can place stipulations that clarify rights and responsibilities. And a California family law attorney can serve to guide you through the process of creating an agreement that satisfies your needs and provides you with peace of mind as you enter your marriage.

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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