Protect your Interests with a Prenuptial Agreement

If you are considering getting remarried, or are going to enter your marriage with significant financial holdings, it is important to consider drafting a prenuptial agreement. California is a community property state. Any personal property and financial assets you acquire over the course of your marriage must be divided equally in the event of a divorce settlement. A prenuptial agreement is an important legal document used to protect the personal property owned by the individuals prior to the date of marriage.

Prenuptial agreements must protect the rights of both spouses

Haslam & Thorne, LLP, is ready to answer all of your questions about the importance of a prenuptial agreement. Our experienced attorneys know which terms in a prenuptial agreement are typically considered to be acceptable and which terms are likely to be considered non-binding. We can help you draft a legal agreement that will stand up in court.

To be legally binding, a premarital agreement:

  • Should be drafted at least 90 days ahead of the wedding, to ensure that the other party cannot claim it was signed under the duress of a time constraint
  • Must be drafted individually, with each party securing his or her own individual legal counsel
  • Must openly and fully disclose all financial assets and property holdings
  • Cannot be considered too unbalanced

It makes sense to protect your financial interests

You aren't planning for a divorce, but you never know what the future will bring. We give you confidence that your prenuptial agreement will hold up in court. Contact our offices in Ontario, California, to learn more about prenuptial marital agreements and postnuptial agreements.