Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial Agreements in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

How a Baton Rouge Family Attorney Can Help You

The day you walk down that aisle and pledge to spend the rest of your lives with the person standing by your side, the last thing on your minds is what can happen if things do not work out. Everyone pictures a perfect marriage that lasts forever, but the statistics are stacked against you and the hard truth is that many unions end in divorce.

The subject of family finances is pretty complicated these days, with dual incomes and blended households becoming a part of the norm. A prenuptial agreement is a way for couples to ensure that, should things go awry in the future, their assets will be protected. Whether you have been asked to sign a prenuptial agreement before your wedding, or are simply looking to protect your financial interests in the future, it makes sense to speak with an experienced Baton Rouge divorce lawyer to learn what your options are.

By contacting The Layfield Law Firm you will get the benefit of Beau Layfield's years of experience in all aspects of family law, including prenuptial agreements.

Establishing a Prenuptial Agreement

Making the decision whether or not you need a prenuptial agreement can be one of the most important parts of your wedding plans. If you are unsure whether or not a prenuptial agreement is right for you, you should consider factors such as:

  • you have more income or assets than your future spouse;
  • you want to protect your personal business you acquired before your marriage;
  • you have an inheritance in your name or are expecting to receive one in the future;
  • you have children from a previous marriage and would like to protect their financial future;
  • you want to decrease your financial liability and/or protect the wealth you have accumulated over your lifetime; or
  • you have incurred extensive debt related to your education and are planning to start your marriage right at the moment when the fruits of your hard work are beginning to ripen.

If any of the above situations apply to you, then a prenuptial agreement or separate property regime might be the right option. The Layfield Law Firm provides pre-marriage consultations and evaluations so that the consequences of your future marriage are well understood before you take that step. Contact Beau Layfield today and he can help walk you through the process.

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