Orange County Premarital Agreement Lawyer Who Seeks To Protect Your Assets
Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! Choosing to marry is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your lifetime. Because there is so much involved in marriage, this is one decision that cannot be taken lightly. Protecting yourself, your assets, and your children (from a previous relationship) are important factors when making the decision to marry or remarry. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are designed to protect you and the things you hold dear in the eventuality that the relationship between you and your intended spouse does not work out.
What is Involved in the Prenuptial Contract or Premarital Agreement?
The prenuptial agreement is a binding contract between you and the person you intend to marry created and signed prior to the wedding taking place. The contract lists the assets of both parties (properties, debts, bank assets, children from previous relationships, investments, and other personal property) so that in the event of a divorce, both parties leave the union with what they brought into the union.
The prenuptial agreement ensures that your possessions remain your personal possessions even after the dissolution of your marriage.
Because of the delicacy of the prenuptial agreement, Orange County Family Law attorney David Gonzalez suggests that you discuss the drafting of the agreement several months prior to the wedding. This allows time for you and your fiancé to be honest and detailed about your individual assets, and it also allows time for you and your fiancé to cool off in the event of a disagreement. Having a prenuptial agreement isn’t planning for your marriage to fail, it is planning for your future, no matter what happens.
What is the Purpose of a Postnuptial Agreement?
The postnuptial agreement is a binding contract between you and your spouse that is drafted after the marriage has taken place. The idea behind the postnuptial agreement is similar to the prenuptial agreement in that it is intended to protect the separate personal assets of the individuals within the marriage in the event that you or your spouse dies, or that the marriage ends in divorce. In addition, the postnuptial agreement provides instruction on how to divvy up property that has been obtained during the marriage.
What is my Next Step?
Now that you know a little more about what is involved in a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement process, your next step is to contact Attorney David Gonzalez, a prenuptial lawyer in Orange County with proven expertise. Mr. Gonzalez has 15 plus years of experience with family law matters, and he is ready to help you enter your marriage with confidence and peace of mind.