Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer Los Angeles & Orange County

Introduction to Prenuptial Agreement:

A prenuptial agreement does not have to be viewed as a matter of discontent; instead our Los Angeles attorney presents the contract as an equitable merger between two people who love each other and their finances.

At the Harris Law Group, our Los Angeles prenuptial agreement attorney provides a refreshing view of contractual matrimony by explaining the intricacies of the agreement thoroughly with both parties. These contracts are about more than withholding assets from the other, in the case of marriage dissolution. They are the backbone of what makes for a successful marriage, and the safety of everyone’s finances who are involved in its signing. The old school approaches to marriage, where the man is the bread winner and the wife is the caretaker are simply no longer valid positions. Women and men alike work hard for the money they have, and they want to keep it to ensure their livelihoods, even if a divorce takes place. In a world where more than one marriage is commonplace, a prenuptial agreement can keep both people from financial misery, while still providing for one another after a marriage has ended.

Too often premarital contracts have a bad connotation, which is why our Los Angeles prenuptial agreement lawyer wants to set the record straight for anyone who is interested in maintaining their current worth even after a divorce. It is possible to still provide for your spouse after a divorce, even when you have a prenuptial agreement. This agreement does not mean “all or nothing” it is simply a legally binding approach to protecting the parties’ financial interests. With men and women sharing the wealth in today’s economy, the prenuptial agreement carries fewer stigmas than it did a generation ago, and our attorney welcomes the change. Mr. Harris provides free consultations to individuals and couples who have questions about their financial standing prior to marriage, and how they can keep it should their nuptials dissolve in the future.

What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

According to the experienced and skilled Los Angeles prenuptial agreement attorney in our firm, the contract is simply one that states the terms and conditions of a marriage that the two parties will find beneficial. The content of a prenuptial agreement can vary widely, and is less of a restrictive arrangement than it is one that explains the necessities of an evolving relationship.

Although the content of these contracts almost never contain the same agreements as another, some of the common components within the documents can include:

  • Children from Previous Marriages
  • Distribution of Combined Wealth
  • Division of Property
  • Protecting Partnerships & Business Interests
  • Protection of Inheritance & Family Money
  • Spousal Support

Understanding “Clause” and Effect of a Prenuptial Agreement

Mr. Harris excels in his abilities as a Los Angeles prenuptial agreement attorney, simply because he takes the time to help our clients understand how the contracts work. This legally binding document can be used for a number of purposes, especially when the fidelity or health of one party is in question.

Prenuptial agreement clauses exist so that the terms of the marriage are stated in writing, and for the purpose of their legally binding application. Popular clauses include adultery and the financial consequences therein. If one person in the marriage is proven to be unfaithful at any point in time, their prenuptial agreement can state that their share of the marriage’s assets is forfeited. Simply put, if you cheat you get nothing.

Clauses exist in every capacity, including guardianship and the amount of money one receives as it compares to the length of the marriage. For instance, if two people are married less than five years, their prenuptial agreement may state that one party is entitled to “x” amount of dollars, with it growing incrementally over the years. No matter what you are trying to protect, even if it is the ownership of your prized baseball card collection or favorite pet, there is a prenuptial agreement that can be arranged for you by our well respected and skilled attorney without issue.

If you are getting married, it is important to discuss your prenuptial agreement options with an experience attorney, so you are not leaving a single detail to chance should you and your spouse decide to part in the future. Contact our skilled prenuptial agreement attorney at the Harris Law Group in Los Angeles today at 310-745-8644 for help in protecting your future.

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