Roseville Prenuptial Agreement Attorney
Legal Help with Premarital Agreements
Prenuptial agreements have grown in popularity in California, based on numerous reports of such agreements between celebrities and other high-profile individuals. While these agreements may appear to be constructive only for the very wealthy, they are of benefit to the vast majority of people entering into marriage. Prenuptial agreements are legal documents which means they need to be written and executed according to California law to ensure their validity. If you need legal help in understanding, drafting, and executing your agreement, our firm is here to help you. Our Roseville prenuptial agreement lawyer at the Law Offices of Frank F. Ali has experience in negotiating and creating California prenuptial agreements that will stand up in court.
California Law Regarding Prenuptial Agreements
Prenuptial agreements are called "premarital agreements" under California's Uniform Premarital Act. This Act sets forth the rules concerning what these agreements shall contain and how they are to be created. Premarital agreements must be in writing to be valid and must be signed by both parties. Verbal agreements are useless. Generally, they set forth agreements concerning how financial matters will be handled in the event that the marriage ends in divorce or one of the parties dies. Child support and child custody matters are not allowed to be set forth in these agreements. They may cover spousal support but such support may not be honored by the court if financial circumstances have changed or if either party did not have proper legal representation in the matter.
In order to ensure that your premarital agreement will be honored in court, you and your partner must engage in full financial disclosure with one another concerning all assets and property, the agreement must be fair and fully understood by both of you before signing, and put into effect without any type of coercion on either side. A one-week waiting period must be observed between the creation of the agreement and signing it into effect. This allows for either party to think it over before they sign.
To ensure that your premarital agreement is written and executed properly, you should have independent legal counsel. Without representation, your agreement may end up being declared invalid by the court.
Contact Roseville Family Lawyer Frank F. Ali Today
Our firm provides competent and caring legal help in the matter of premarital agreements as well as other family law issues. Contact us to arrange for a consultation to learn more about how we can help you today.