Prenuptial agreements, or prenups, have gotten such a bad rap over the years that many soon-to-be-married couples dread the prospect of even bringing up the subject during the leadup to the wedding. Prenups are often treated as cold, calculating, and often inherently exploitative by one or both partners.
The process can be unromantic, forcing future married couples to face the prospect of their relationship not lasting the test of time. It doesn’t have to be competitive or exploitative, however – in fact, it can be a collaborative and therapeutic experience for both parties if they create their prenup through mediation.
Mediation is usually used as an alternative to litigated divorces where a lawyer acts as a representative for both parties during the separation process. Both parties work together to create a settlement that they can agree to without the need for a drawn-out court battle.
Mediators can also help couples create a prenuptial agreement that can satisfy both parties, ensuring that neither feels exploited or unprotected if worse comes to worst. For our Orange County readers, it just so happens that we have one of the best mediators in the country: Colleen McNamee!
McNamee has helped countless couples work through their divorces together to create better outcomes for themselves and their families. McNamee Mediations has a sterling reputation for helping couples through even the most difficult separations, as her testimonials can attest to:
I was so scared to go through the divorce process because it all seemed so daunting. A friend of mine recommended Colleen because she had used her as a mediator for her divorce. To be honest, I hadn’t even considered that mediation would be an option. My ex-husband was open to it and after our first meeting with Colleen, he agreed that she would be a great fit to help us through the process.
Colleen thoroughly explained the process and broke it down in easy-to-understand steps for us. She was patient with us and never made me feel like I was a burden, no matter how many questions we asked. Each appointment was clearly planned out so that no time was wasted. I appreciate the fact that she was very conscious of all of our time and didn’t try to drag anything out. We never even had to step foot in a courtroom.
I would refer Colleen without hesitation to anyone who was considering going through this process. – Crisanta M., Yelp Review
This is one of the most stressful time of one’s life. But we are thankful, we found McNamee Mediations. I did speak to few mediators but none of them were able to provide me convincing answers. I had 1 phone call with Colleen and I was convinced she is the right person for the job. She is go to person if you are looking for peaceful,amicable divorce. You don’t need to go through litigation and hire a attorney and spend hourly fees on lawyers. Colleen is very responsive, well versed with law and great at suggestion. At the last step my ex and me were having some back & forth in finalizing the terms. She helped us to give some great suggestions which helped us to head in right direction. I will highly recommend Colleen and her services. She is best in business. -Nitin C., Yelp Review
If you’re interested in creating a personalized prenuptial agreement or are in need of an Orange County divorce mediator, you can’t go wrong working with McNamee. They’ll help you work out a settlement that will save you both money and sanity.
4590 MacArthur Blvd Suite 500, Newport Beach, CA 92660