Prenuptial agreement myths in California

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Prenuptial agreement myths in California

People usually make excuses when they are hesitating to do something that might have a good or bad effect on their lives. This procrastination rings true when it comes to considering a prenuptial agreement. California couples should assume a positive mindset about creating a prenuptial agreement because it will help smooth the way to an easier divorce, if one should occur.

prenuptial agreement is considered a back-up plan or a marital contract that secures the financial stability of a person in the event of separation or divorce. However, most people today believe different superstitions about this contract. Some say that drafting a prenuptial agreement is like a bad omen that divorce is expected. Some say that a prenuptial agreement indicates that couple does not trust or love one another enough.

Yes, discussing separate money, assets and properties while two individuals are preparing to join together in matrimony may seem offensive and unromantic. However, it is a significant legal instrument for if-or-when the marriage goes downhill.

Secondly, many individuals think that only celebrities and affluent people need a prenuptial agreement — which is not true. Whether a person is a millionaire hedge funder or a minimum-wage earner, divorce puts personal items and other assets at stake and up for division between the divorcing parties. Without a prenuptial agreement, the other party may claim rights to an asset, even if it’s the beloved pet or a family heirloom. Additionally, an individual may be liable for a partner’s debt if they married without a prenuptial agreement.

If two people love and are committed to each other in truth and reality, a prenuptial agreement should not alter that. However, the point of having a prenuptial agreement is to protect one party’s interests and rights in both marriage and divorce.

Source: Your Tango, “Debunking 8 Common Prenup Myths,” Accessed on Nov. 10, 2014

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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