It is important to be aware of the specific provisions that can be included in a prenuptial agreement. There are several benefits to this agreement, but be sure that you are pursuing this agreement for reasons that are actually possible to achieve. If you are looking to create orders for child custody and think a prenup is the right choice, your idea is misguided because custody cannot be a provision in this agreement. If you have questions about your unique situation and the benefits of a prenup, speak with a Ventura divorce lawyer from our firm. Negley Law, APC offers a free consultation and we would be happy to answer your questions and help you through the prenuptial agreement process if you are interested. Some provisions that can be included in a prenup, include:
- Separate property protections
- Protections from other debts outside of the marriage
- Estate plan support
- Provide for children that are from previous marriages or relationships
- The separation of marital and community property
- Procedures and ground rules for making decisions in the future
- Clarify financial responsibilities in the marriage
- Other special agreements approved by the court
If the reasons you are interested in a prenup are listed above, this may be a viable and beneficial option. If; however, your interests include restrictions to custody, child support, visitation, alimony or rules about non-financial matters, a prenup may not be what you need. Prenuptial agreements also cannot have provisions that would encourage a divorce in any way. If there is a financial incentive for a party to pursue divorce, the court may set aside the prenup. It is beneficial to team up with a divorce lawyer in Ventura if you are interested in pursuing a prenup.
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