Santa Cruz Family Law Attorney

Pre-Marital Agreements

Marriage can be one of the most wonderful moments in your life. However you may have numerous legal concerns regarding your marriage. You may use a pre-marital agreement or prenuptial agreement to decide in advance numerous issues in the event of a divorce.

California is a community property state, but with a pre-marital agreement you may set new terms that manage how property will be divided. In addition the amount of spousal support may be established in advance. You may also want to make sure assets you held before marriage remain your separate property.

There may be numerous reasons to have a pre-marital agreement in place before marriage. You may wish to reserve property for children from a prior marriage or avoid difficult disputes at the time of a possible divorce. No matter what your needs, I can help you determine what rights you can protect with a pre-marital agreement.