Premarital/Prenuptial Agreements

San Francisco Premarital/Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers

Serving People in Marin, San Mateo, Contra Costa, & Alameda Counties

Some couples ask, “Why sign a prenup?” A prenuptial agreement is designed to save litigation time and costs in the event of a divorce, LBGTQ dissolution, or registered domestic partnership dissolution. These agreements offer peace of mind, clarity, and security. They allow two people who are contemplating marriage or a registered domestic partnership to enter into a clear written agreement that controls how certain financial matters will be dealt with during marriage/partnership, upon death, and in the event of a divorce or dissolution. Knowing what to expect can strengthen the bonds and trust between parties in these legal relationships.

California law regarding prenuptial agreements is complex, and navigating the law requires experience and attention to detail. Prenuptial and domestic partnership agreements must meet certain requirements to be valid under California state law. At Van Voorhis & Sosna, we use precision, experience, and care to ensure these requirements are met.

What Does a Prenuptial Agreement Do?

A prenuptial agreement will identify property brought into the marriage or partnership. It controls how income acquired during the marriage will be handled and manages separate properties. Prenuptial agreements also include provisions for the division of debt; division of real property, medical coverage, life insurance; and the payment of spousal support upon dissolution.

We regularly draft premarital agreements and domestic partnership agreements, bringing the necessary experience and knowledge to our clients' written agreements. Furthermore, we understand the sensitive nature of these negotiations, and we are skilled at protecting our clients' interests while still protecting the relationship.

Our team is committed to representing every client with integrity and dedication. We understand that you are trusting us to resolve your divorce or family law matter and treat you as if you were a member of our own family.

Understanding the Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement

A prenuptial agreement, often referred to as a prenup, is a legal document that outlines the division of assets, property, and financial responsibilities in the event of a divorce or separation. While it may not be the most romantic aspect of wedding planning, a prenup can provide numerous benefits and protections for both parties.

Some of the key benefits of a prenuptial agreement include:

  • Clarity and certainty: A prenup can clearly outline each party's rights and responsibilities, reducing potential conflicts and misunderstandings in the future.
  • Protection of assets: If one or both parties have significant assets or debts, a prenup can ensure that these are protected in the event of a divorce.
  • Financial planning: A prenuptial agreement can address financial matters such as alimony, spousal support, and other financial arrangements, providing a sense of security for both parties.
  • Preservation of family wealth: If one or both parties have family businesses or inheritances, a prenup can help protect these assets and ensure they remain within the family.

Our experienced San Francisco prenuptial agreement lawyers can guide you through the process of creating a prenup that meets your specific needs and concerns, providing peace of mind as you enter into marriage.

Reach out to a San Francisco premarital/prenuptial agreement attorney to discuss your needs in a complimentary phone consultation. Contact Van Voorhis & Sosna online or call us at (415) 539-0422.

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