Pre-nuptial Agreement Los Angeles

 

In Los Angeles and across the whole of the United States the amount of people that are getting a pre-nuptial agreement has risen by 500% in just twenty years. This clearly demonstrates just how popular they have become. 

With the divorce rate currently at 60% in the US people may think that they need to protect themselves in case their marriage does fail. More people own their own properties and so they want to protect their interests given that divorce law can sometimes be unclear about who should get what.

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Pre-nuptial agreements allow people to retain control over what will happen to their homes and other assets if their marriage does end in divorce.

 

Some Myths About Prenups

There are several misconceptions that people commonly have about pre-nuptial agreements.

  • Prenups are only for older people. Everyone should have the chance to protect their assets regardless of their age. The average age of marriage for both men and women is mid-twenties
    so it makes sense for younger people to investigate this further.
  • Women come off worse in a prenup. There are many women out there who have worked hard for the things that they own and a prenup can help them protect these things.able to, be honest about their feelings.
  • It shows a lack of trust in the relationship. However, sitting down to discuss a prenup can actually make the relationship stronger because both people are

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Make Sure Your Prenup Will Achieve What You Want It To

If a pre-nuptial agreement is not done in the right way then this makes it easier for it to be challenged in court. There are a number of steps that need to be followed in order to make sure that the prenup will stand in the event of a divorce.

1. Both parties will need legal representation and this must be by different attorneys. This ensures that both sides have someone making sure that their interests are well looked after.

2. Both parties must fully disclose all of their assets and liabilities. An attorney cannot represent you properly if they do not know how much you really own. You also need to be sure that your partner is being honest about their property.

3. The timing of the prenup is also important. If it is done too close to the date of the wedding then it may appear as if it was a last minute decision that has not been thought through properly. If it is done too far in advance then it may look as if one party has been coerced by the other. The best time to get the pre-nuptial agreement written up and signed is about a month before the wedding.

4. All of the formalities that are in place for producing and signing the prenup should be followed exactly.

5. The pre-nuptial agreement should not be unreasonable and an attorney will be able to help you make sure that this is not the case.

Prenups In Los Angeles

A pre-nuptial agreement should be viewed in the same way as home insurance. Although you hope you will never be burgled and need to claim you know that you should really have insurance in place just in case.

Our attorneys are based in Los Angeles and can offer consultations where they will be able to provide you with all the information that you need about pre-nuptial agreements. They can help you make sure that everything is in place so that your prenup will stand up in court if it is ever challenged.
 

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