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 You and Your Children's 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.
In addition, a prenuptial agreement can stop your spouse from potentially taking assets from your children 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.
Let Lowe Stein Help You With Your Prenuptial Agreement
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.