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Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is a document signed by both parties before they enter into a marriage. This document is meant to protect any assets, property, businesses, or other important items of value in the event of a divorce. Despite their extreme importance, prenuptial agreements are not considered as often as they should be, partly because people feel they are incredibly unromantic and unnecessary. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Many people feel as though they do not need a prenuptial agreement for one of two reasons. First, they believe their assets are not significant enough to require protecting them, under the false impression that prenuptial agreements are meant solely for the rich and famous. The other primary reason people avoid obtaining a prenuptial agreement is because they feel divorce is entirely out of the realm of possibility for their relationship. Both of these reasons are incorrect.

The truth of the matter is, a prenuptial agreement is necessary for most, if not all, couples, regardless of the value of assets between both parties. Additionally, is it a big mistake to believe “Divorce won’t happen to me.” It is almost guaranteed every divorced couple once believed their marriage would last forever. If asked, we are certain those very couples wish they had done all they could to protect themselves. A prenuptial agreement does not need to ever come into use--this does not mean you shouldn’t draw up a legal documenting protecting yourself prior to getting married.

Contact Our Granite Bay Divorce Lawyer Today

At Myers Family Law, our Granite Bay divorce attorneys believe it is too large of a risk to take to enter into a marriage without drawing up a document firsthand. Marriage is a legal contract, and it needs to be treated as such. Our firm will do everything possible to advocate for what matters most to you, and we are sure you won’t regret having our legal team guide you through this process.

Contact us at your earliest convenience by calling (916) 634-0067.