Divorce is not a term many newly engaged couples want to think about. Most couples go into marriage believing it is forever. Even in the traditional vows, you state until “death do us part.” However, the numbers are in and the statistics show that not all marriages last forever as much as we would like them to. In a large number of those marriages, the two individuals are making two different amounts of income. For others, both parties have substantial assets. This is where a prenuptial or a postnuptial agreement may be a wise financial decision. In the event of a divorce without an agreement, the state of California defines what will happen between the separating parties. This agreement will allow you to dictate your own terms for your hard earned money.