Prenuptial Agreement Law

Prenuptial Agreement

What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement, or prenup, is a contract that is created before a couple gets married, outlining their individual property and assets and pre-determining what each spouse will receive once they are married. Without a prenup, state law may dictate what will happen to the couple's property or assets in the case of divorce. Even if the majority of assets belong to one spouse, the other spouse will have the right to share, sell or give away any assets or property that they had during their marriage. Having a prenuptial agreement in place can help prevent such instances from occurring.

A prenuptial agreement is common when one spouse enters a marriage with more assets than the other spouse and wishes to protect what they rightfully own. However, although prenups are typically used amongst the wealthy, they are becoming increasingly more prominent with modest couples. Having a prenuptial agreement gives a couple the ability to clearly define their financial rights, which may help them avoid disputes in the future should they ever divorce or separate.

Prenuptual agreements area also common when a business or indivisible assets is brought into a marriage. The prenup can ensure the indivisible assets such as artwork, property, collectables or investments remains with the original owner. A prenuptial agreement can also ensure a business will not be split or liquidated during a divorce.

Finally a prenuptial agreements can define the level and amount of spousal support, assets division and/or manor of distribution in the event of a divorce.

Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers

Prenuptial agreements are binding legal documents and should be written with the help of a family law lawyer. A family law attorney will be familiar with the specific matrimonial laws in your state, and can thus help you draft your prenuptial agreement so that your assets are legally protected. Similarly, an experienced attorney can help you resolve any disputes that may arise as a result of not having a prenup.

If you feel a prenuptial agreement is not in accordance with California State Law or your ex-spouse is inappropriately enforcing/challenging a prenup, you should hire a family law lawyer to represent your interested.

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