Prenuptial Agreements


A prenuptial or premarital agreement is also commonly referred to as a prenup or prenupt. It is a contract entered into by two parties prior to their marriage or civil union. The content of a prenuptial agreement can vary widely, but commonly includes provisions for what will happen to you and your spouse's assets and income in the unfortunate event of divorce, separation or death. By entering into a prenuptial agreement you and your spouse can keep your assets separate instead of being subject to community property.

Prenuptial agreements are gaining in popularity today for a variety of reasons. We find that people today are more focused on their careers while delaying marriage. By the time they do marry, both parties generally have greater financial worth, and more property that they want to protect. Entering into a premarital agreement can make this easier. It is also more common to enter into a prenuptial agreement when one partner has children from a previous marriage. By having a premarital agreement, one is assured that their separate property goes to their own children.

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• Contested and Uncontested Divorces
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• Timesharing/Visitation (Child Custody)
• Child Support and Enforcement
• Spousal Support/Alimony
• Distribution of Property
• Property and Marital Settlements
• Modification and Enforcement Actions/Contempt
• Domestic Violence Injunctions
• Paternity Determinations
• Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
• Military Divorces
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• Dependency actions (DCF)
• Division of assets and debts
• Paternity