Meeting with a Divorce Lawyer Should Be Part of Wedding Prep
Marriage is something that is usually done with great hope and vast reserves of faith in one’s soon-to-be spouse . It’s a beautiful thing —but it’s no secret that it can be a fragile thing that ends up broken as often as not. For this reason, it is a good idea in the midst of all the planning and the meetings for dress fittings and cake samplings and menu tastings and premarital counseling to make another appointment you may not have considered: an appointment with a Sacramento divorce lawyer.
You may be wondering why you would ever consider talking to an attorney in the midst of planning your wedding, but there are actually a lot of good reasons. First and foremost, approximately half of all marriages end without a happily ever after. You obviously think yours will not be one of them, but so did the majority of the millions of people who have taken legal action to end their marriage. Speaking with an attorney can help you understand how you can protect yourself and any assets you may have, as well as what you can and cannot protect.
Depending on your individual circumstances, it might be a good idea to draw up a prenuptial agreement. Doing so may feel cynical at best, but it can prevent a lot of strife down the road, even if your marriage remains intact for the rest of your life. Prenups can outline certain expectations regarding the upbringing of children, safeguard future inheritances, and create legal separation between the things you have acquired already and those you will earn after you say “I do.” Even if you decide against a prenuptial agreement, a frank discussion will help you to fully understand what you are doing when you forego one.
A Lasting Choice
It may not be on your list of things to accomplish before walking down the aisle, but setting aside some time to meet with a Sacramento divorce lawyer ought to be. No matter what you ultimately end up deciding about a prenup, having as much information as possible will give you the ability to make the right choice—and of all the decisions you are facing right now, this one is arguably more consequential. The ramifications of this decision will matter long after everyone’s forgotten what your colors were or if you released doves or butterflies, so it just makes sense to give it more thought.