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Why You Should Consider a Prenuptial Agreement

With wedding season on the horizon, soon-to-be brides and grooms should consider the benefits of a prenuptial agreement to safeguard their future. Prenuptial agreements are not just for celebrities and the wealthy. Most couples can benefit from a prenuptial agreement to protect their assets, limit their exposure to their spouse’s debts, and in some cases, limit or terminate payment of spousal support.

Although prenuptial agreements sometimes have a stigma attached to them and may not be the most romantic topic of conversation, they have the potential to bring couples closer together. Establishing expectations and creating a roadmap may help couples avoid arguments, and in the unfortunate event of a divorce, reduce litigation costs.

More reasons to consider a prenuptial agreement:

  • Prenuptial agreements can supersede many state divorce laws. In the event of a divorce, your prenuptial agreement will allow you and your spouse to control disposition of your assets, debts and financial obligations to each other. Keeping your case out of the courtroom will save you time, money, and unnecessary stress.
  • Securing a prenuptial agreement does not mean that a relationship is unstable or that divorce is inevitable. Think of a prenuptial agreement much like a car insurance policy. Most individuals do not purchase car insurance intending to use it, but in the unfortunate event of a car accident, it is of great benefit to have.
  • A prenuptial agreement may help you and your future spouse avoid arguments about finances. When you and your future spouse work together to draft a prenuptial agreement, you are more likely to go into your marriage informed about finances and better able to plan your future together.

The conversation you have with your future spouse about obtaining a prenuptial agreement does not have to be a negative one. Being knowledgeable about finances and understanding each other’s expectations for the future benefits you both. The sooner you have these conversations, the better!

Schedule a Consultation with an Experienced Family Law Attorney Today!

Before you say “I do” this wedding season, contact the Beringer Law Firm, APC. We offer a free consultation to help you decide what type of prenuptial agreement is right for you. Our attorneys will walk you through the process step-by-step and help you draft an agreement that best meets your needs.

Begin the process of building a stronger foundation for your marriage by contacting our team at (760) 546-9900 to schedule a consultation and learn more about the benefits of having a prenuptial agreement. Let us help you protect your assets.