A prenuptial (or premarital) agreement sets forth your property rights in the event of a divorce or legal separation. Absent an agreement, your property and assets will be divided and your spousal support rights will be determined by California’s community property law.
If you are thinking of having a prenuptial agreement drawn up, it’s important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. Strict time limits and procedural restrictions apply, so don’t wait until days or weeks before your wedding. This is a process that should be started several months before your wedding.
If it is too late for a prenuptial agreement and you are already married, a postnuptial (or marital) agreement might be a good fit for your needs. If you are considering having a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement drawn up, please contact the Law Office of Matthew J. Jensen for a consultation.
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