Competent Newport Beach Marital Agreement Lawyers Protecting Your Interests
Many newly engaged couples people shy away from securing their assets through prenuptial agreements. They have the superstition that a prenup essentially implies that their marriage won’t work. So, to avoid that, they avoid all forms of marital agreements.
While we commend the intention behind this laudable action, the numbers show us something completely different. 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce, and most do so within the first 10 years.
These are hard facts that you need to consider. Most people go into a marriage with the intention of staying together forever. However, just because you have that intention, doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be able to stay together.
Marital Agreements as Practical Deterrents
Some couples are using prenuptial and postnuptial agreements as deterrents. For instance, the agreements clearly state grounds for the dissolution of a marriage. They are also geared towards ensuring that your assets are secured IF you ever get divorced.
These terms basically state what the couple or individual want to happen with their assets if their marriage falls through. California is a common property state, which means you and your partner co-own all properties and assets.
The problem with that is it can be very costly. For instance, if one spouse files for divorce on the grounds of infidelity, and you don’t have any of these agreements in place, the courts could end up splitting your assets in equal halves, even though you were wronged.
There are various scenarios where this could happen:
- The offending spouse has no income
- Has been at home tending/raising the kids
- Has sacrificed personal career and income-earning opportunities for the family
- Has cared for you while you were sick
- Has become ill and needs care… and so much more
This is why you should secure and protect your assets from being accessible in the event of a divorce. Sure, you could eventually split some assets, but those would be marital assets, property and debt acquired during the marriage or domestic partnership.
An experienced Newport Beach marital agreements lawyer can easily draw up, guide, and advice you regarding these matters. The law practice of Sarieh Offices has very experienced prenuptial and postnuptial agreement attorneys in Newport Beach, who can help with these.
Get in touch with us today.
Difference Between Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Prenups are usually filed before the wedding, while postnups are filed afterward. This could be because the spouses didn’t have adequate time to file their prenups before the wedding. Or, they may have realized after the wedding that having these agreements is prudential.
Whatever marital agreements you choose, you need the help of a competent marital agreements lawyer in Newport Beach. Sarieh Law attorneys are very experienced at drawing up thorough, bulletproof agreements that will secure your assets, making them untouchable in the event of a divorce or legal separation.
You may not feel like it right now, but you’ll be glad you did –if the situation ever arises. And if it never does, even better. You have nothing to lose.
Newport Beach Premarital and Postnuptial Agreement Attorney
At Sarieh Law, we have cognate experience drawing up marital agreements for clients. Our family attorneys are highly skilled at overseeing and diffusing the potentially tense situation that sometimes accompany these agreements.
If you want to draft up a thorough and exhaustive prenuptial and/or postnuptial agreement in Newport Beach, our attorneys can help. Call us on 949-828-2267, and let’s help you get started.