If you and your beloved are a California couple looking forward to your upcoming marriage, this is one of the happiest and most exciting times in your life. Your world is beautiful and your future is full of promise. Both of you fully intend to live out the fairytale of happily ever after.
While such plans and intentions are laudable and expected at this stage of your relationship, the reality is that the American divorce rate hovers somewhere around 50 percent and has done so for the past 30 years. Just because the two of you are madly in love now does not mean that you will remain so 10 or 20 years from now. While it may seem that bringing up the subject of a prenuptial agreement only throws cold water on your present idyllic situation, neither you nor your soon-to-be spouse is a child. Marriage itself is an adult commitment and adults, among other things, responsibly manage their assets now so as to avoid nasty surprises in the future.