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Im getting married in CA and I own a condo. I want to make…

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Im getting married in CA and I own a condo. I want to make sure that I continue to own this place, no matter what happpens.

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Yes, another question: am I responsible for any debt my future husband may have encurred BEFORE we get married.

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Olivia Kent
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E​ven though, in general, property owned before a marriage remains the property of the party that owned it, if you REALLY want to protect yourself a prenuptial agreement that states that is the way to go. It's not "romantic" but it is practical, for sure. As for your future husband's past debt - that's his alone - but to play it safe you'd put THAT into the prenup as well. But, even if you don't, it's still his debt :) Please let me know if I've answered your question. If I have, could you please take a moment to submit a rating so that I receive credit for working with you. If you have any follow up questions I would be *happy* to answer them. Experts only get credit for the time and effort we spend on our answers if you rate positively - 5 stars is definitely appreciated but not required! It DOES NOT cost you anything at all to submit a rating; it just allows me to get credit for helping you - otherwise I get no credit at all. You CAN still ask follow up questions after rating. There may be a lag between your question and my answer; this is because I'm either not at my computer or helping someone else but I assure you I will ALWAYS come back and answer your question.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
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Thanks Olivia, I have another question:
IF my future husband gets sick and we have medical bills that we cannot afford would any lender be able to come after my property or my savings?
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
This is for Olivia Kent:
Sorry, I meant the person or hospital ets we owe money to.
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