No one wants to bring up the prospect of signing a
prenuptial agreement, but it can protect your assets, ensure your children are provided for
and reduce the stress and confusion after a divorce. For couples that
do decide to sign a prenup, these are just a few of the benefits:
Protects your financial stability: In community property states, such as Louisiana, the law says that without
a prenuptial agreement, you and your spouse share assets, and debts equally,
regardless of contribution, deeds and titles. A prenuptial agreement can
protect what’s rightfully yours in the case of a divorce.
Protects your children’s financial stability as well: A prenuptial agreement can stop your spouse from potentially taking assets
for themselves in the case of your untimely passing.
Compensates you if you give up a lucrative career: When children come into the picture, sometimes one parent gives up their
career to become a full-time caretaker. You can address this in your prenup.
Reduces the chances of conflict after a divorce: A prenup is a legal document that courts must enforce. When you sign one,
it lessens the chances of you and your spouse arguing over particular
issues, since the agreement dictates how they are to be handled.
If you need help with a prenuptial agreement, contact our
New Orleans family lawyers at Lowe, Stein, Hoffman, Allweiss & Hauver L.L.P. today. We can help
you navigate the process of drafting an agreement that benefits both you
and your spouse.
Call (504) 517-8160 or contact us online
to speak with a representative.