A premarital agreement (more commonly known as a “prenup”) can be helpful for two parties anticipating marriage in the near future. This document, which must be committed to paper and signed by both parties, is meant to offset some of the issues partners may face should they laterend up in divorce or legal separation. What’sContinue reading “Is Getting a Premarital Agreement a Good Idea?”
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What a Prenuptial Agreement Can and Cannot Do
A pre-nuptial agreement (also called a “prenup”) is a legal contract between two people who intend to get married. This document defines each party’s respective rights and obligations, should the marriage eventually go down the path of divorce or legal separation. Can be used as evidence in a court of law In California, prenups areContinue reading “What a Prenuptial Agreement Can and Cannot Do”
Protect Your Assets by Keeping Records
When two people fall in love and decide to get married, they don’t want to consider the possibility that at some time in the future they may no longer feel the same way about each other – and that the experience of separation and divorce might turn ugly over issues of community assets and debtContinue reading “Protect Your Assets by Keeping Records”
What Happens When You Marry Someone with Support or Debt Obligations?
These days, it’s not uncommon for a person to marry someone who comes with some financial “baggage”— that is, with debts or support obligations of some kind. Here’s a fairly typical scenario: Jane comes to my office seeking information about getting a prenuptial agreement. Her fiancé, Frank, is saddled with several types of obligations. HerContinue reading “What Happens When You Marry Someone with Support or Debt Obligations?”