Misconceptions of Premarital Agreements

If you are planning on getting married in the near future, remember that you are entering into a legally binding contract. To protect yourself if you ever need to break the contract, by getting divorced, you need a premarital agreement.

A premarital agreement, or sometimes referred to as a prenuptial agreement, is an agreement come to between you and your fiancée that spells out what is each person’s in the event of a divorce. However, while this seems simple and beneficial enough, there are still many myths about prenuptial agreements.

It Must Cover Everything: Many people believe that if a couple does not cover every aspect of a would-be divorce, then the agreement is void. However, these agreements must only deal with the most important issues (house, children, savings, etc). The rest can be dealt with if the occasion for divorce ever arises.

Equal Rights: Prenuptial agreements are there to help protect you from a biased court or mediator. Some think that these agreements are designed to only protect the richer spouse, but this is not the case unless you let that happen.

For Everyone: Speaking of the rich, this is not just for them. If everyone designed their own prenuptial agreements, divorces would not be so messy and damaging to the family. Think of it as taking responsibility for future events.

Contact a San Diego Divorce Lawyer

If you or a loved one needs legal help designing the perfect premarital agreement or need legal advice, contact the San Diego divorce lawyer of Fischer & Van Thiel at 760-722-7646 for more information.

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