He popped the question; you said yes. Life is going pretty good for you and your fiancé. You've now set a date, you're working on the intimidating stack of things that need to be done to plan your wedding. The last thing on your mind is thinking about a future without your loved one. Yet the sad reality throughout the United States, including many residents in and near Redondo Beach, California, is that approximately half of all marriages ultimately end in divorce.
Divorce can seem like such a dirty word, especially now, with your wedding and the rest of your life together on the horizon. There are many reasons why a couple could get divorced. Many of the reasons you are not even aware of. They are things that could happen down the line. One never knows. But it is always good to plan ahead, right? Thinking about the future and what could or could not happen.
This is why many couples throughout the U.S. have decided to take proactive measures and protect themselves and their wishes in the event of a divorce. We know it is the last thing you want to discuss with your soon-to-be spouse. But it is something that you should, at the very least, consider.
Not only could a prenuptial agreement, often called a prenup, save you much headache and heartache down the road when you try to protect your assets and your wishes in the event of a divorce or even death of one spouse, but a prenuptial agreement can also help you set up a financial plan between you and your spouse during your marriage. This could include decisions regarding how each's income is distributed, spent and saved, as well as the financial responsibilities of each spouse during the marriage.
We know it could be a tricky conversation, but it is one that could spare you a lot of time and money down the road.
Source: Findlaw.com "Can Prenuptial Agreements Help You?" Accessed June 20, 2017