Prenuptial Agreements

Westlake Village, California, Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers

Learn how a prenuptial agreement or premarital contract can protect you and your intended spouse in the unlikely event of a divorce.

Contact Gumm & Green, LLP, in Westlake Village, California, for a free consultation about prenuptial agreements with our attorneys. Call 818-707-4233 OR 855-707-4233.

Thousand Oaks Attorneys Advising on Premarital Contracts

A premarital contract is an agreement made prior to marriage, which sets forth assets and defines whether property is separate or marital, and how such assets will be distributed between the spouses in the event of divorce.

A prenuptial agreement does not only protect those people who have significant assets or property. A premarital contract can provide an excellent foundation on which to build your life together by outlining the rights and obligations of each spouse during the marriage.

Unfortunately, many people are reluctant to ask for or agree to a prenuptial agreement, believing that if they do so, it signifies that they do not have faith that the marriage will last.

The truth is that establishing a premarital contract is akin to purchasing insurance. It provides protection in case it becomes necessary, with the understanding that everyone hopes it never will.

Validity of Prenuptial Agreements Under California Law

Prenuptial agreements are generally found valid under California law, provided that certain requirements are met, including the context in which the agreement was introduced to the other intended spouse. Any agreements regarding child custody and support agreements are not enforceable; however, such agreements fall under the purview of California courts.

An experienced lawyer can assist you in developing an equitable and enforceable premarital contract.

Contact Our Experienced Family Law Attorneys

Our 35 years of combined experience as Thousand Oaks lawyers combined with our aggressive and dynamic approach to family law have worked well for our clients. Find out what we can do for you in the negotiation of premarital contracts. Contact Gumm & Green, LLP, today and schedule a free consultation. Call 818-707-4233 OR 855-707-4233.