Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements, called premarital agreements in California and pre-nups by most everyone, are agreements made before marriage that deal with property, both money and real property, and with the question of spousal support after the marriage. Some pre-nups also try to deal with custody of children, which isn't actually allowed in most states. Getting an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer for a pre-nup is very important, because a poorly drafted pre-nup may be thrown out in its entirety if it's challenged in court. 

A good pre-nup should reflect your specific relationship, and for this reason we discourage people from using form pre-nups. The best pre-nups come from firms that deal with a lot of divorces, like Verbeck Law, and therefore have a realistic idea of what sort of issues cause the most difficult fights between a married couple that's separating. The law that controls pre-nups also changes constantly. For example, in California, you can make spousal support agreements in a pre-nup, but depending on the balance of assets, the court may well toss your agreement and order spousal support anyway. We can drastically improve your chances of your spousal support agreement being upheld, and we can build in other clauses to help if it's not. 

To get a quote for your pre-nup case, please fill out the form below, and we'll get back to you soon with a price. 

 

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