Prenuptial agreements no longer belong to just the wealthy. Today many couples are waiting longer to marry or are getting remarried and have children from a prior marriage or relationship. As a result each has significant assets and children to protect financially. Couples benefit from a premarital agreement that addresses the needs of each party. An agreement can characterize separate property assets, limit spousal support and the division of marital property in the event of a divorce.
A premarital agreement provides an understanding from the outset of each other's financial attitude entering the marriage. A well-crafted and clearly defined premarital agreement can avoid an expensive and litigious divorce. All couples should address their financial expectations prior to marriage to avoid the emotional pitfalls that may come from failure to do so.
At The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, our Orange County prenuptial agreements attorneys draft prenuptial agreements and review them as well to ensure that the agreement is fair and in compliance with the California Uniform Premarital Agreement Act.
Newport Beach Attorneys, Assisting With Premarital And Post-marital Agreement
There are times when a couple decides that for financial or emotional reasons an agreement that defines and provides for the division of their marital property is economically beneficial. Married couples may contract with one another, or transfer and change the character of their property from community to separate property subject to certain provisions under the Family Law Act. At The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, we have the experience and can draft such agreements.
More couples today are living together without getting married. California does not recognize common law marriage; however, it does recognize certain situations where the parties have pooled assets and own property jointly under an implied or oral agreement. Ending a live-in relationship without the benefit of knowing your legal rights could result in costly litigation known as a "Marvin" action, breach of partnership or a partition action. Knowing your rights in any relationship is one key to its success or failure.
California Divorce Lawyers Serving Orange, California
At The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, we believe that "knowledge is power" and timely, early legal advice gives our clients an edge in their case. A thorough understanding of the issues of your case is an advantage you cannot ignore. Located across from the Orange County family law courthouse, our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Contact our Newport Beach premarital agreements lawyers today to schedule your initial consultation. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.