Whenever you have separate property prior to marriage, or children and an estate from a previous marriage, it is wise to sign a premarital agreement. When you are about to be married, you are in love, and you don’t want to think about divorce. But the truth is you do need to protect your separate property if you were to die or divorce and wish to make sure your children from a previous marriage are protected. Also, if you end the marriage, you will avoid fights about what is yours and what belongs to your spouse. The happiest and most positive way to enter a marriage is through honest, open, transparent, clear, loving expectations and good communication.
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Mari Frank is a divorce attorney-mediator in Laguna Niguel, CA (Orange County). She has been featured on numerous national television shows including 48 Hours, Dateline, NBC Nightly News, and The O'Reilly Factor and in newspapers across the nation including the L.A. Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.
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