Many Pasadena matrimonial lawyers report that their clients are worried about how to bring up the idea of creating a prenuptial agreement before they walk down the aisle. For the prospective bride and/or groom, creating a prenup sounds like they’re planning for a divorce. But this is actually the furthest thing from the truth.
A prenup is no more like planning for divorce than buying health insurance is preparing to get sick. You purchase health insurance so you’re prepared in the event that disaster strikes. If you never have to use it, the policy still provides immeasurable peace of mind. In a similar way, a prenup ensures that your interests are protected no matter what happens in the future. You go into the process hoping you’ll never need to use it, but knowing that part of being a responsible adult is preparing for whatever curveballs life may throw at you.
Prenups become especially important if you or your future spouse have children from a previous relationship. A prenup can be used to ensure that certain assets remain available to provide for the future needs of the children. Prenups can also be used to designate that family heirlooms with specific sentimental value are passed to the children from a previous relationship, instead of being divided under California’s community property laws.
Of course, a prenup is only useful when it’s properly prepared. A DIY prenup created from an online template is likely to be full of loopholes that could end up costing you thousands of dollars in the event of a divorce. A prenup created by a skilled attorney will take into account all of the state’s divorce laws, ensuring that your long term interests are fully protected.
How Can We Help?
If you are in need of assistance creating a prenuptial agreement, please call our office at (626) 683-8113 or email us at info@PasadenaLawOffice.com. Our Pasadena matrimonial law firm is eager to provide a prenuptial agreement that will let you walk down the aisle in full confidence.