Prenuptial Agreements

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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 are protected. Contact us today to request a free consultation.

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.

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