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Building A Strong Foundation With Prenuptial Agreements

Getting married is an exciting milestone – one that requires thoughtful consideration as you’re building your life together. A prenuptial agreement offers a way to get on the same page regarding finances, assets and other aspects of your union.

There are many myths about prenuptial agreements. Contrary to popular belief, prenups aren’t just for the wealthy. Nor do they set the stage for divorce. Rather, they’re about starting a marriage off on the right footing – with transparency, communication and clear expectations.

At the Encino law firm of Nemiroff & Cohen, LLP, we help couples create customized premarital agreements that reflect their shared vision for the future. Our lead attorney, Gail Cohen, is board-certified in family law by the California Board of Legal Specialization. She understands the intricacies of these agreements – including what’s enforceable and what’s not. She can help you develop a prenuptial contract that’s as unique as your relationship.

What Is A Prenup?

A prenup, or prenuptial agreement, is a contract entered into before marriage. It’s an opportunity for you and your soon-to-be spouse to address important decisions such as:

  • Clarification of financial rights and responsibilities during marriage
  • Distribution of property in the event of divorce or death
  • Inheritance rights
  • Protection from each other’s debts
  • Terms for the division of assets
  • Terms for spousal support (alimony)

Post-marital agreements are similar and can be created after tying the knot.

The Many Benefits Of A Prenuptial Agreement

Why consider a prenup? Here are just a few benefits:

  • They encourage open financial dialogue.
  • They protect individual assets.
  • They define financial expectations.
  • They support marital harmony by reducing conflicts over finances.
  • They help avoid court battles or costly court proceedings in the event of divorce.

As you can see, there are many facets to the importance of prenuptial agreements. Our team can help you identify the benefits for your relationship and future together.

Making Your Prenup Enforceable In California

For a prenup to be enforceable, it must meet certain requirements in accordance with California family law. For example, it must be:

  • Entered into voluntarily
  • Accompanied by full disclosure of assets
  • Fair and not unconscionable
  • Signed a sufficient amount of time before the marriage takes place
  • Executed with proper legal formalities

Additionally, both parties should consult with their own prenup lawyer beforehand. Failure to comply with these requirements can jeopardize the prenuptial agreement’s validity and enforceability. Our team can advise you in more detail about the requirements for creating an enforceable prenuptial agreement.

Start Preparing For Your Future Together

If you’re seeking prenuptial agreement advice or wondering how to get a prenup, we are here to assist. You can turn to us for a prenuptial agreement consultation with an experienced lawyer. Our team will your handle your prenuptial agreement considerations with the utmost care. We also provide guidance on enforcing an existing prenuptial agreement.

Get started by calling 818-435-9965 or reaching out to us online.