Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

People often think that prenuptial agreements are meant for the rich and famous, celebrities with countless assets and multiple properties. However, you do not need to be Angelina Jolie to justify a prenuptial agreement. Even if all you have to your name are your retirement assets and bank account, you may want to consider creating this essential legal document as a safety net to protect the assets you have and certain future assets you may accumulate.

Why a Prenuptial Agreement May be the Right Choice for You

Bringing up a prenuptial agreement with your fiancé may not feel romantic, especially given the stigma that is often attached to it, but it can get a very important discussion started. You and your future spouse will learn more about what is most important and work together to safeguard it, which can effectively bring you closer together.

Here are some of the benefits you may enjoy from creating a prenuptial agreement:

  • You can document each other’s separate property to ensure it remains separate and protected
  • You can distinguish what is marital property
  • You can create some special arrangements you and your spouse agree to
  • You can assign to debt to ensure it is appropriately divided or remains with the spouse who was responsible for it

Moreover, creating a prenuptial agreement will reduce many of the conflicts most spouses face during the divorce process, which can ultimately save you both time and money. Ending a marriage can be incredibly stressful, so if you tend to some of these issues now, while you still have each other’s best interests at heart, it can make things easier if your marriage does not work out.

A prenuptial agreement does not mean you believe your marriage will fail. You may never have to use it and it may never even cross your mind after you sign the document, but knowing that it exists can reassure you both that, no matter what happens, your future will be safe.

Create a Prenuptial Agreement by Reaching Out to Our Experienced Legal Team Today!

If you are planning to take a trip down the aisle, you should consider creating a prenuptial agreement to protect your assets and property. At Samra Dhillon & Associates, our legal team is committed to providing experienced and knowledgeable advice and will help you create an effective marital agreement.

Call our law office today at (916) 571-1550 to set up a free 30-minute consultation with a member of our team and get started.