No one thinks about a divorce when they are about to say: “I do.” But if you want to protect financial assets or a family business, a prenuptial agreement should be considered. Prenuptial Agreements are not just for the super wealthy, they are for anyone looking to protect whatever assets they may have.
Louisiana is a community property state which means when you reside in Louisiana after marriage, whatever type of property that is acquired, from the date of marriage, becomes part of the community of acquets and gains. You both own an undivided one-half of all property. A prenuptial agreement will designate that there will be no community property, but that all property will be separate among the spouses. All of the natural and civil fruits of the separate property will stay with that property as well. Additionally, all obligations incurred prior to or after marriage will be separate.
What a Prenuptial Agreement does not do is set out any child support, child custody, or child visitation agreements. A court of law has the final say in these matters.
If you feel like a Prenuptial Agreement is right for you, Cypress Notary can meet with you, prepare the document, and take care of filing with the court in the Parish where you will reside.