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Prenups may streamline property division process, give insight

When individuals first get engaged, they may believe that they will always be willing to do anything for their future spouses. While this idea may seem comforting, it is not always realistic. Many California couples may find themselves facing divorce, the property division process and other aspects of ending a marital relationship. However, this possibility does not have to deter individuals from tying the knot.

Choosing to get married should be a joyous time in individuals' lives, but because it can also bring about considerable changes, discussing possible issues could prove wise. In particular, individuals may want to talk about how divorce could affect them. They may want to determine what types of actions or events may trigger a call for divorce and the possibility of those situations coming about.

Individuals may also want to talk about what they could do to stop divorce from happening. Some parties may feel that every action should be taken to save a relationship, and others may believe that if the marriage feels broken then they should not try to fix it. Learning ahead of time how future spouses feel on this topic could shed useful light on a difficult topic. 

Learning more about each other can help make relationships stronger. Taking the time to talk about divorce before getting married could help individuals create a safety net for a potential situation that may never happen by way of a prenuptial agreement. Already having details regarding the property division process, child custody and financial support drawn up may prove immensely useful. Consulting with California attorneys could help interested parties gain reliable information on creating this type of document.

Source: Time, "When Should You Start Talking About Divorce? Right After You Get Engaged", James Sexton, March 8, 2018

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