Prenuptial agreements should be part of wedding planning

By |2022-04-06T15:27:18+00:0006 Oct 2017|Categories: Prenuptial Agreements|


An engagement is the start of a wonderful journey. It is also the start of a lot of wedding planning. While you are planning your wedding, don’t forget to take steps to protect yourself just in case this marriage doesn’t work. One thing that you can do is to get a prenuptial agreement in place.

We realize that some people feel uneasy about asking their future spouse to sign a prenuptial agreement. This doesn’t have to be the case because the prenuptial agreement can protect you and your betrothed.

Premarital agreements can include a variety of points. You might include what will happen if either person gets an inheritance or include penalties for infidelity. As you consider these points, make sure that the prenup isn’t one-sided because a court could toss out one that seems to heavily favor one party over the other. You might even want to include points in the prenuptial agreement that govern how debts will be handled if you end up divorcing.

Before you draw up the agreement, you need to think about what can help you to protect your future. Make a list of all of the things you can think of and we can help you to evaluate each one. We need to look at everything carefully because there are some items that can’t be included in the prenuptial agreement.

We can’t include points about child support or custody in a prenuptial agreement, for example. Another important factor is that you can’t hide assets when you are making a prenuptial agreement. One hidden asset could invalidate the entire agreement.

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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