Exempt Your Marital Regime from Community Property Laws

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Entering into a prenuptial agreement does not mean that you lack faith in the your marriage. Many couples want to keep their assets or debts separate for a variety of reasons. However, Louisiana community property laws create a legal presumption that all property acquired during the marriage is community property and is to be divided evenly should the couple divorce, including financial accounts, retirement accounts, and pensions. With a prenuptial agreement, you can create your own rules for management and ownership of assets and payment of debts and expenses during the marriage as well as how the property is to be divided and debt paid in the event of divorce.

By contracting a marriage in the State of Louisiana or when a married couple moves to the state of Louisiana, you are bound by Louisiana's community property laws unless you execute a prenuptial agreement. The Esposito Law Firm can help you draft a prenuptial agreement that will work for your situation. Our family law attorney in Baton Rouge, LA will explain your options and help you through the legal process. Contact us today to make an appointment.

Some reasons for a prenuptial agreement

Some reasons for a prenuptial agreement

With a written legal agreement, you can make your own decision regarding what happens to marital assets in the event of a divorce. Consider a prenuptial agreement because...

  1. You and your spouse can keep any potential debts separate
  2. Each partner can keep their assets and retirement accounts
  3. You can waive payment of final spousal support

With over 25 years of experience in divorce law, Dean Esposito can help you create an agreement that makes sense for your marriage. Call 225-412-3521 to speak with a family law attorney today.