My question involves a marriage in the state of: CA
I got married two years ago, and although I was well aware of a pre-nup, at the time I married my business was struggling and was going to dissolve it to an employee. Unfortunately the job offers did not pan out and I had no choice but to continue with my business. Now two years later, my business is now steady and projected to grow and I don't plan on looking back. However over these two years my wife has helped me with various minor administrative tasks (ie. marketing, accounting, admin, etc) since she could not work legally (no work permit at the time).
My question is: would it be best to do a post-nup or assign her a ownership interest in my LLC?
Couple facts before advising. BEFORE I married my wife I had already owned my business for 12 years on my own. Over those years I established an extensive network of contacts/clients which have served as my primary source of income to this day.
The reason I did not do a prenup before we got married was because I was convinced I was going to sell the business. As such, I did not see a point in hiring lawyers to draft a pre-nup if there were no assets to protect, in this case, my business (services/consulting). I have no problem granting her a small non-controlling interest in the business, but I want to protect my business as best I can since I started that well before we married.
Any feedback would greatly be appreciated. Thank you.