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Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Encino Family Law Attorney

Tying the knot, jumping the broom, getting hitched; whatever you want to call it, getting married is a huge milestone in most people's lives. Marriage can be a great journey to embark on and most couples look forward to wedding planning and a long life together. One thing to consider before making your way to the altar however, is having you and your fiancé draft a pre-nuptial agreement. Pre-nuptial agreements, or pre-marital agreements, are not a draft for destruction, but rather a preventative measure that can help you protect your assets that you came into the marriage in the event that something goes sour.

Pre-nuptial agreements in California are governed by the California Family Code and are seen as a legally binding contract between two people entering into the throws of holy matrimony. These agreements will cover everything from financial issues to property division. These agreements are drafted prior to marriage with the assistance of a dedicated attorney and come into full effect after the marriage takes place. In the event that a pre-nuptial agreement is actually enforced, there are regulations and laws pertaining to the enforcement and legality of the contract itself. If you are considering obtaining a pre-nuptial agreement, it is recommended that you work with an attorney from Cutter & Lax right away.

Why obtain a pre-nuptial agreement?

Some individuals will choose to obtain a pre-nuptial agreement simply because they are looking out for the best interests of themselves and their partner, however, there are some cases that you should consider obtaining a pre-nuptial agreement. If, for example, you are much wealthier than your fiancé, or your fiancé has a debt amount of debt. In these cases, you definitely need a lawyer for the drafting of your pre-nuptial agreement in Encino. Another circumstance to reconsider would be if you were remarrying or leaving your career to be a stay at home parent and solely raise children. If you own a portion of a business or you are earn much more than your fiancé, these agreements can help protect you and what is rightfully yours in the event of a divorce.

Assistance Drafting Agreements

At Cutter & Lax, we understand that you are preoccupied with other pre-marital decisions, which is why we are happy to assist you in obtaining your pre-marital agreements in a quick and efficient manner. When you meet with our attorneys, we will discuss every aspect of the agreement and guide you throughout the legal process of drafting and signing the pre-nuptial. This process does not need to be drawn out and complicated and our firm can assure that. If you are already married and are looking to enforce your pre-nuptial agreements or make revisions to your existing agreement, you need to contact our firm as well.

Schedule a case evaluation today with Cutter & Lax to get started.

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