In California, roughly 33% of all first marriages end in divorce. Second and third marriages have an even higher divorce rate. Domestic Partnerships fare little better. This means that it may be wise to invest time into the planning of your long term financial future. In order to avoid devastating loss, you should consider getting a prenuptial or domestic relations agreement, or as it is often referred to, a “prenup.”
Of course, no one enters into a “prenup” because they assume their marriage or domestic partnership will end in divorce or dissolution. Still, a prenuptial or domestic relations agreement gives you the security of laying to rest issues such as support, and property distribution in the case of divorce or the death of one spouse. The simple act of having the San Francisco Family Law Attorneys of Jones & Devoy draft a prenuptial agreement often helps couples address potentially delicate issues before they become emotionally charged.
Our Attorneys will guide you through the common pitfalls and solutions that occur with such agreements. For instance, in order for a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement to be valid, certain disclosure requirements regarding property and debts between the parties must be made. Failure to take these steps can result in the entire prenuptial or postnuptial agreement being thrown out by a judge at a later date.
At Jones & Devoy, we have familiarity with these requirements and we will assure not only that they are properly met, but we will deliver personalized service and craft a tailor made agreement for your unique situation. Don’t take a chance with a cookie cutter agreement and a do it yourself legal guide; contact the San Francisco based Bay Area Attorneys of Jones & Devoy and take care of issue today before it becomes a problem tomorrow.