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Why You Should Visit a Family Law Office Before a Second Marriage

By July 10, 2017 No Comments
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Wedding bells are ringing yet again. Whether you’re walking down the aisle or heading to the courthouse, you’re excited about your big day.

The last thing you’re thinking about is drafting legal documents. No one, after all, wants to think about getting an estate together on one of the happiest days of his or her life.

Even so, your first marriage taught you that some things just aren’t permanent. You always need a contingency plan.

Fortunately, that’s what your local family law office is for. A legal professional will help you sort everything out as you enter into this new marriage. Keep reading to find out how.

Updating Your Account Beneficiaries

Before you entered into your second marriage, your priorities were different. Perhaps you intended to leave your first spouse’s child a nice sum of money. Maybe your first spouse was a beneficiary.

Gone are those days. You have a new spouse and, possibly, new children. They must be the priorities now.

This is where a good lawyer comes in. He or she can scrub all of your documents and make sure that your list of beneficiaries is updated.

Drafting A Prenuptial Agreement

Some marriages end with both parties on good terms. They agree up to split up their assets fairly and move on with their lives.

Life, however, isn’t a fairy tale. Divorces get ugly, and, statistically speaking, you’re much more likely to divorce your second spouse than you are to divorce your first.

That said, don’t feel uncomfortable about getting a prenup drafted. It doesn’t signify a lack of trust. It just signifies that you’re more prepared than ever to live in the real world.

Etching Out New Financial Strategies

What’s one of the most important strategies in any marriage?

Financial planning, of course.

Whether or not you want to believe it, creating a financial strategy that works for both parties is a test of the marriage itself. Love is swell, but it doesn’t pay the bills. No one knows that like a decent lawyer.

Putting Your Assets Into A Trust

We’re here one and then gone the next. We can take precautions to protect our assets even in death.

You probably think that it’s a bit too early to focus on putting assets into trusts, but you never know what havoc your failure to do so can wreak.

With so much at stake, why wouldn’t you get a lawyer to put a pen to some paper? Setting up a trust is undoubtedly the best move for you and your beneficiaries.

Make Your Way To A Family Law Office

Our hope is that your marital bliss never fades. We don’t want ou to have to wave your prenup in your spouse’s face if you happen to divorce in the future.

This is reality, though, and you need to visit a family law office.

Our best advice to you?

Have and hold each other for as long as you can. Just make sure you seek some legal counsel before you tie the knot again and leave a comment below letting us know how helpful this information was. We’re here, after all, to serve you.