Creating a prenuptial agreement is a good idea for many California couples. However, maybe you did not think you needed one or did not understand the full range of benefits associated with a prenup. Even if you initially decided against a prenup, it is not too late. You can still address family law matters like property division and more through a postnuptial agreement.
Postnuptial agreements are signed after you and your spouse have already tied the knot. Deciding that you want a postnup is not a sign that you are headed toward divorce, so you probably should not feel worried even if your spouse is the one to bring up the subject. In fact, postnups usually address many of the same topics that prenups do. Here are just a few reasons why you might want a postnup:
- You need to designate assets for a child from a past relationship.
- You want to create an official line of support for an arrangement or understanding regarding finances, marriage counseling or more.
- You need to designate which property is separate and which is marital, or you need to change the character of your assets.
You can utilize a postnuptial agreement for many more reasons than these. If you are still wondering whether you could ever benefit from a postnup, consider taking a deeper look at the property you own and your financial habits. Protecting yourself in a postnuptial agreement can be a smart idea, and you can even make sure you outline your marital priorities in the agreement. This can give you and your spouse some guidance when encountering tough periods.
Having a pre or postnuptial agreement does not mean that you are headed for divorce, but having one can make sure you are protected no matter what happens in the future. It can be especially helpful when tackling difficult issues like property division. If you need more information about postnuptial agreements or other California family law topics, do not hesitate to visit our website.