Know how to approach a prenuptial agreement when you get engaged

By |2022-04-06T15:32:23+00:0011 Jan 2019|Categories: Prenuptial Agreements|


You have a lot to think about when you get engaged. One of the things that you need to do that some people won’t do is get a prenuptial agreement set. Many people assume that these are only for the wealthy and people who have considerable assets, but these agreements can help all couples who are getting married because they offer security.

When you are coming up with the terms of the premarital agreement, you have to be sure they are fair. You can’t favor one person over the other when you are coming up with the terms. In addition, you have to ensure that you have fully disclosed the assets that you have so that your future spouse can make decisions based on the actual facts.

Both you and your future spouse need to have your own attorney. This helps to ensure that there aren’t any conflicts of interest. It also gives each person a chance to ask questions about how various points in the agreement will affect them.

Presenting the prenup should be carefully planned. You can’t do this right before you walk down to the altar. Instead, both people have to be given ample time to consider the terms of the document.

You should look at the prenuptial agreement as a way that you can benefit both people in the marriage. It isn’t a concession that you think the marriage is going to fail. Instead, it gives you a plan for what will happen if the marriage doesn’t work, which can get your marriage off on the best financial footing possible.

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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