Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements Can Prevent Expensive Litigation

When two parties are considering marriage or a California-registered domestic partnership, no one wants to think about the possibility of ending up in a difficult divorce or dissolution. However, a substantial percentage of marriages end in divorce, and taking measures to protect your financial security before and during a marriage can help you avoid a contentious court battle later on.

At the Law Offices of Victoria S. Linder, PC, in Sacramento, California, we assist clients in protecting their financial well-being and avoiding complex property division by drafting, reviewing and enforcing prenuptial, postnuptial and domestic partnership pre-registration agreements. Serving clients throughout Central Valley and Northern California, we provide sophisticated legal representation, coupled with the individualized service that is unique to a small law firm.

Contact us to speak with a knowledgeable Sacramento prenuptial and postnuptial agreements attorney.

Prenuptial Agreements

Prior to marriage, a couple may enter into a prenuptial agreement, which allows the parties to "opt out" of California's community property law and determine for themselves how their marital property will be divided in the event of divorce. If a California prenuptial agreement is not drafted properly, or if it fails to account for the unique circumstances of the parties, it can be declared unenforceable by the court. A cookie-cutter prenuptial agreement has little or no value. We assist clients in preparing prenuptial agreements that seek to thoroughly address every potential concern that might arise in an effort to simplify the divorce process for all involved.

Postnuptial Agreements

A postnuptial agreement is a contract spouses make after they are married; it allows the parties to agree that certain property or assets acquired during the marriage will not be considered "marital property" that is subject to community property division in the event of divorce. We provide thoughtful counsel and representation to clients who wish to protect new businesses, inheritances or newly purchased property by executing postnuptial agreements.

Domestic Partnership Pre-Registration Agreements

Domestic partnership agreements are similar to prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, but in the context of a California-registered domestic partnership. Because the federal government does not recognize same-sex domestic partnerships, unmarried same-sex partners who are registered in California must contend with enforcement and tax issues that are unique to their legal status. We help clients draft meticulous pre-registration agreements designed to help them avoid excessive tax penalties and protect their partnership rights if they move to another state or try to dissolve their relationship.

Contact Victoria S. Linder, PC, · Sacramento County Registration Agreement Attorney

We help partners protect themselves and plan for their futures. Call our office at 916-905-4805 or contact us online to arrange a consultation with an experienced marital agreement lawyer.