Knowledgeable Family Law Attorney in Thousand Oaks
The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff helps clients navigate a variety of
family law issues. If you want to create a prenuptial agreement, our Thousand
Oaks family lawyer can discuss your options and guide you through the
process. While no one enters a marriage expecting it to fail, having a
prenuptial agreement can provide many financial benefits in case the marriage
dissolves later on. Thus, it is important to obtain experienced legal
assistance when drafting a prenuptial agreement to ensure your interests
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California Laws Regarding Prenuptial Agreements
In California, prenuptial agreements are known as premarital agreements.
They allow couples to determine the division of assets and property in
the case of a divorce, and let both parties reach an agreement regarding
various financial aspects. The contracts become valid after the date of
marriage, and can be changed by both parties at any time after the marriage.
Premarital agreements may include decisions involving:
- Spousal support
- Division of community & separate property
- Division of assets
- Other financial issues
Decisions about child custody or visitation will not be enforced in a premarital
agreement. In order to be valid, the agreement must be in writing and
signed by both parties. It must not be done in coercion, and the party
being presented with the prenuptial agreement must wait 7 days to consider
all the aspects before signing.
California premarital agreements allow one spouse to waive the right to
receive spousal support in the case of divorce. However, if this is unconscionable
(or unfair), the court may still order spousal support. Having an experienced
attorney can help make the process go smoothly.
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At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff, we represent clients in divorce
and family law proceedings. We can provide informative legal assistance
as you draft a premarital agreement with your spouse. Our Thousand Oaks
family lawyer is committed to upholding your best interests, and can work
hard on your behalf.
Contact our office
today to discuss your case with our dedicated legal advocate.