Prior to getting married, many people tend to get caught up in the romance of it all. While this is understandable, it is important you consider exactly what a marriage is before you walk down the aisle. Despite the honeymoon phase of being engaged, marriage is a legal contract. This means there are a lot of financial expectations when you agree to unite your life with another’s. If you are considering getting married and are wondering whether a prenuptial agreement is right for you, allow our team of Newport Beach divorce attorneys at Burch, Coulston & Shepard, LLP to advise you on the best course of action.
When you are considering marrying someone, the last thing you are considering is the possibility of divorce down the line. However, one must remain pragmatic. Divorce is a very real possibility for a large number of couples, and a prenuptial agreement is the best way to prevent any additional animosity down the road. Preparing for the worst-case scenario is not unromantic--it is practical. In fact, you may one day look back on the prenuptial agreement you signed with your partner and rejoice in the fact that it never came in handy.
A prenuptial agreement is a good idea if any of the below apply to you or your future spouse, including but not limited to:
- This isn’t the first marriage for either party
- Either party has children from a previous relationship
- Either one of you has a business
- Either party is significantly wealthier or makes a significant amount more than the other
Contact Our Newport Beach Divorce Attorneys Today
Our Newport Beach divorce lawyers of Burch, Coulston & Shepard, LLP have a unique understanding of family law thanks to our years of experience and success in the field. This means, regardless of your legal needs, we can help. Allow us to be your trusted advocates throughout the divorce process. You won’t regret having us on your side.
Please schedule an initial consultation with a member of our team by calling (949) 565-4158 today.