For many, prenuptial agreements bring only negative thoughts of “planning for divorce.” While it is true that prenuptial and postnuptial agreements play a role during divorce, they should not be seen as a divorce-focused legal tool. Instead, they should be seen as a means for protecting your assets and your children for the future.
At the Rowe & Manning Law Firm LLC in Baton Rouge, our family law attorneys assist individuals and married couples in creating agreements either before or after marriage. We can help identify what needs protecting and how to meet each individual’s end goals. Contact our prenuptial agreement attorneys in Louisiana to learn how we can help you.
One of the main reasons individuals use prenuptial agreements is to help classify and clarify types of property. For example, these agreements help to identify which assets are brought into the marriage, and thus should not be classified as marital property.
As Louisiana is a community property state, the classification of assets becomes extremely important. If you do not identify which property you would like to keep separate, it may be divided at the time of divorce or inappropriately distributed at the time of your death.
If you are entering into a marriage with children from a previous relationship, you can take extra care and precaution to protect your children through the use of a prenuptial agreement. Certain considerations include property identification and college funds.
Learn more about how a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can be used in your situation. Contact our Baton Rouge law firm today to schedule your initial consultation with one of our lawyers.
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