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Marriage is not just a union of souls, it is also a financial union that should be protected. Here’s what an Irvine estate planning attorney advises for women about to enter marriage:

Protect property – a prenuptial agreement will help ensure that you can exit the marriage, if it comes to that, in the same financial shape as you entered into it.

Protect your investment in yourself – if you earned a degree and have to leave a high-paying job to raise the children, consider writing a prenuptial agreement that includes some sort of payout for compensating you for the career interruption.

Protect yourself – if your husband runs up a lot of debt or files bankruptcy, a prenuptial agreement can protect you from his creditors being able to come after your assets.

The Flanigan Law Group provides Southern California residents with personal attention for estate planning, administration and litigation legal services. When disputes between families, arise, they are very successful in resolving legal estate issues quickly and efficiently while preserving financial and emotional resources. Contact the Flanigan Law Group at 949-450-0042.