A premarital or prenuptial agreement is an agreement that defines the property and financial rights of two people before they get married. Individuals who obtain wealth prior to marriage may go into this type of agreement in order to protect him or herself from the costly financial consequences of a divorce or legal separation.
To learn more about how this arrangement can help you, call our San Diego family law attorneys at (858) 943-2060 for advice and guidance.
California has laws that govern the way property should be divided among spouses in the case of a divorce. However, a valid premarital agreement may split up these assets differently than the way the state’s laws would normally do it.
In most cases a premarital agreement takes precedence over the state’s standard property division guidelines. When a couple has a valid premarital agreement the state will honor that agreement, although the agreement must be considered fair and protect both parties that enter into the agreement for it to be considered valid.
Let our skillful attorneys at Cage & Miles, LLP help you write or review your pre-marital agreement in order to make sure it meets California state standards. Call our family lawyers in San Diego now to review the details of your pre-nup, or to discuss the details of an agreement you wish to make.
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