California Prenuptial Agreement Attorney
When getting married, you believe that you’re going to be with your spouse for the rest of your days, building a home and a family together and sharing what you earn with one another. However, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that roughly half of all marriages end in divorce. Even if you don’t believe that your relationship will fall victim to this statistic, you can still protect the assets you’ve worked hard to earn by creating a prenuptial agreement. Get help from a prenuptial agreement attorney today.
Prenuptial agreements are a common choice among practical couples
More and more California couples are shifting away from outmoded ideas of prenuptial agreements as being punitive or unromantic. Instead, they’re opting for the certainty that a prenuptial agreement provides in the event of a divorce. If you’re planning to get married in Southern California and would like to learn more about ways that a prenuptial agreement can protect you and your future, contact the San Gabriel Valley family law attorneys at Blasser Law for a consultation.
Marriage among established professionals means more is at stake in a split
The age at which the average American gets married has risen steadily, and that average age is even higher among Americans with advanced degrees and robust careers. By the time the average person gets married, they are more likely to have a savings or 401k, own property, and have investment accounts. While property that a couple has when entering a marriage is generally considered separate, there are ways that separate property can become community property, making it eligible for distribution in a divorce. Couples with established careers or who have families from a previous marriage must consider the effects that a divorce could have on their financial well-being or that of heir children. A prenuptial agreement can provide protection for these hard-earned assets, while still providing a fair amount of alimony and distribution of assets to their spouse.
Prenuptial agreements must meet strict criteria to be considered valid
In order to create a binding prenuptial agreement, California couples must ensure that:
- Both spouses are represented by independent, separate attorneys in the creation of the prenuptial agreement
- The spouses entered the agreement voluntarily, with sufficient time to review the agreement, without coercion, and with sufficient information about the rights they waived in signing the agreement
- The agreement doesn’t go against public policy by, for example, being highly unfair (known in legal terminology as being unconscionable), or by regulating issues that cannot be agreed to in a prenuptial agreement under law (namely, the amount of child support or division of child custody).
To truly feel comfortable relying on your prenuptial agreement, it is crucial that you hire experienced, trustworthy family law attorneys to create your prenuptial agreement or to represent you in negotiating an agreement. The seasoned Claremont family law attorneys at Blasser Law have spent years practicing before California family courts. Our seasoned prenuptial agreement attorneys have the intimate understanding of the law and skills as negotiators to ensure that you’re entering a fair, legally-binding agreement that will be upheld in the event of a divorce.
Get Sound Advice and Professional Assistance with California Prenuptial Agreements
For knowledgeable, dedicated and professional help with a prenuptial agreement or other family law issue in California, contact a prenuptial agreement attorney at the Claremont offices of Blasser Law at 877-927-2181.