Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
In every marriage, each spouse brings with them separate property owned prior to the marriage as well as the marital property they accumulated during the marriage. Prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements, sometimes referred to as premarital and postmarital agreements, are binding contracts that solidify each spouse’s separate property rights prior to getting married or even after getting married.
These agreements can help couples preparing to marry or already married to clarify the characterization of assets (real property, personal property, income and earnings) and debts of each party. These agreements can also be extremely beneficial should the marriage ever come to an end. They help to remove a lot of the uncertainty and stress during the property division portion of a divorce proceeding. Having a prenuptial agreement or a postnuptial agreement in place will also save you time and money during the divorce as well.
Protecting Your Separate Property Rights
It is important that you have an attorney review any prenuptial or postnuptial agreement before you sign it. You want to be sure that your rights are adequately protected and that there is nothing that could be misinterpreted. At the Huntington Beach, California based Law Office of Jeffrey D. Stearman, I have over 38 years of experience in the practice of law. I have helped many clients with all types of family law matters including prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements.
I pride myself on the personalized service I provide to every client. When you hire me as your attorney, I make myself fully available to help with questions or concerns you may have throughout the process. If I am not able to talk to you immediately when you call or visit, I will follow up with you in less than 24 hours and, usually, the same day.
Call for a Free Consultation
Contact my office today to personally discuss your prenuptial and postnuptial agreement questions with a lawyer. You can call 714-871-7778 for a FREE initial phone consultation or send me an email. I am available by phone during regular business hours and regularly check email evenings and weekends.