Splitting marital assets can be tricky during a California divorce, particularly when two divorcing individuals cannot agree on how to proceed with this. Property division can be even more complicated if two people own a family ranch or farm. Prenuptial agreements can be a huge help in divorce situations where high-value assets are at stake.
A prenup is a legal contract that two people enter into before getting married; the agreement spells out what will happen to certain assets in the event that the two become divorced. A prenup is recommended when one individual has more assets and wishes to protect these assets during a marital dissolution. It is also wise to create an agreement when previously made promises must be honored -- for example, a commitment to an heir about owning a certain asset eventually.