California Prenuptial Agreements
Barb McNamara is a family law attorney serving Orange County, CA. She helps clients with prenups.
California’s Premarital Agreement Act
When two people choose to get married, the last thing they want to think about is a prenuptial agreement, or even a postnuptial agreement. Society as a whole considers these things “unromantic,” and couples are pressured to forgo prenups and post nuptial agreements if they “really love each other.”
However, with 50% of marriages ending in divorce, couples who choose not to draft a legal prenuptial agreement or a postnuptial agreement may end up losing many of their assets in a separation.
An agreement is designed to protect assets such as money and property that were yours before the marriage, as well as provide a fair division of assets that were acquired during the marriage.
Following a divorce, you may need said assets to help you start your life over again and learn how to live without your partner. If you lose them as a result of not having an agreement, life after separation can be even more difficult.
A prenuptial agreement is one that is drafted before the couple legally marries, while a postnuptial agreement is drafted after the couple is married – for example, if the couple decides that having an agreement is a good idea after all.
As a certified family law specialist, I understand the importance of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and I have the skills and experience necessary to ensure that you and your partner are protected in the event of a divorce.
If you are considering discussing a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, you need an experienced, qualified family law attorney by your side to help guide you through the process. Call me today at (714) 740-2542 for a consultation.