California Premarital and Post-Marital Agreements
Premarital and post-marital agreements in California are contracts between spouses or prospective spouses which determine the financial rights and obligations of each in the event of divorce and sometimes death.
There are many different purposes for premarital and post-marital agreements, including asset protection to confirm the property that the respective parties have coming into the marriage, establish rights regarding income earned during the marriage, provide for an alternate property arrangement in lieu of community property rights, and can also serve as a form of estate planning to ensure adult children of a spouse receive a parent’s assets.
We work with our clients to negotiate a premarital or post-marital agreement that will be enforceable and will meet your needs while preserving the relationship between spouses or soon to be spouses. While the decision to enter into a premarital or post-marital agreement is a personal one, protecting personal assets in the event of a divorce requires knowledge of special areas of law, including community property and contracts.