Is A Prenuptial Agreement Right For You?

Taking commonsense precautions in advance of the marriage is often a healthy sign that a couple is going into the relationship with their eyes wide open about shared responsibilities and a desire to avoid conflict.

A prenuptial agreement creates the framework for the division of assets and support, among other issues, in the unlikely event that your marriage should fail. A postnuptial agreement achieves the same goals for couples who are already married. You need to learn exactly what these types of agreements can do to benefit your marriage and how you can make the most of those benefits. Let one of our experienced attorneys help you understand what these agreements can do for you.

You may be especially interested in a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement if:

  • One or both of you have children from a previous relationship, and you want to ensure that their interests are protected.
  • One or both of you have substantial assets going into the marriage.
  • One or both of you anticipate a large inheritance at some point during the marriage.
  • One of you has a stake in a business, and you wish to protect your business partners from unnecessary exposure.
  • One of you is concerned about your legal obligations under California's community property laws in the event of a divorce or separation.
  • One of you is concerned about the extent and amount of spousal support you may have to pay in the event of a divorce or separation.

Keep in mind that California statutes make certain assumptions when it comes to division of property in a divorce. A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement allows couples to decide for themselves how certain issues will be addressed.

What Does It Take To Draft And Review Agreements That Will Hold Fast In A Court Of Law?

A successful prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is one that the court will accept. For these agreements to be considered valid by the courts, certain conditions must be met. Working with an attorney who understands how to construct valid prenuptial and postnuptial agreements is the best way to ensure that your agreement will be held to be valid by the court. Our experienced family law attorneys have helped many Californians craft successful prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Contact Us For Help With Prenuptial Agreement Issues

Our lawyers welcome the opportunity to help with this and other family law matters in the Los Angeles area. If necessary, we can also help you challenge and overturn a prenuptial agreement as you move toward divorce, if that agreement is found to be defective. Contact us to schedule a consultation.