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Post-nuptial agreements may serve as property division protection

Many California residents may have considered getting a prenuptial agreement before they tied the knot. However, for whatever reason, they may have foregone this option and entered into their marriage without any preparation for possible property division outcomes. Rather than feeling as if they missed an opportunity, though, individuals could consider creating a post-nuptial agreement. 

In a recent report, one couple gave their account of why this type of agreement worked for them. Separate businesses, other premarital property and children from a previous relationship all contributed to their decision to created a post-nuptial agreement. Both individuals felt it would be beneficial as protection for each other rather than thinking it necessary due to marital problems. 

Of course, many individuals do face issues after getting married and may find themselves regretting not getting a prenup. Whether the issues stem from infidelity or general problems that may have arisen, parties may find themselves wanting to prepare for the possibility of divorce. In such cases, post-nuptial agreements may offer beneficial assistance that could help already married couples give themselves added security in the event of a divorce. 

Because asset protection is often a goal when it comes to property division proceedings, having division terms already in place could help streamline the process. Therefore, interested California residents may wish to find out whether creating a post-nuptial agreement could be in their best interests. Discussing this option and other related information with experienced attorneys could help parties gain more insight into the benefits of these agreements. 

Source:, "Why a Post-Nup Could Save Your Marriage", Jenna Sauers, March 2, 2017

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