When celebrities get married, one of the most talked about parts of the marriage is the prenup, or pre-nuptial agreement. Typically, this lays out the rights to property and finances that each spouse will have if the marriage does not work out. Most individuals believe that prenups are necessary only when future couple happens to have a lot of assets; however, you do not have to be rich and famous to obtain a prenup before you get married.
Approaching the Prenup
If you feel that having a pre-nuptial agreement is the right step for you and your future spouse, you should speak up sooner rather than later. An agreement such as this is something that should be carefully planned out and discussed between you and your significant other.
You should not rush into it, and you should take the time to ensure that all of your assets are covered. The last thing you want to do is rush the drafting and signing of this document only to find that you missed something very important in the unfortunate event that you and your partner divorce in the future.
Drafting a Prenuptial Agreement
Although it would be possible for you and your future spouse to draft your own agreement, it is more advisable to seek the counsel of a family law attorney who is skilled in drafting prenups. Additionally, you and your partner should each seek the counsel of different attorneys.
Having your own attorney means that you don’t have to wonder whether your rights and best interests are being looked out for during the drafting and execution of the prenuptial.
Why You Should Hire a Family Law Attorney
An experienced family law attorney will know what can and cannot be included in a prenup. He or she will be able to advise you on the best way to draft the agreement so that you and your spouse are protected in the event that your relationship does not work. Additionally, your attorney will take care of any legal technicalities and be well versed in the law surrounding prenups in California.
The family law attorneys at Fischer & Van Thiel have been handling prenuptial agreements for many years, and we have the best interests of our clients in mind every time we draft a prenup. We want to ensure that you and your future spouse go into your marriage worry-free. This is a happy time in your life, and it should not be ruined by worries surrounding your separate assets and property.
For an initial consultation, we welcome your call to our office at (760) 722-7669.