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Prenuptial Agreements Can Help Prevent Future Disputes

Having a clear and well-communicated understanding with your future spouse about the expectations about sharing income and property can be beneficial to both of you.

California is a community property state in which community property law prevails. You and your partner may elect to make your own choices about how to share accumulated wealth. Your prenuptial agreement can provide transparent expectations and peace of mind concerning estate planning, tax issues and changes to interpersonal relationships.

It’s also possible to create a “postnuptial agreement,” which is identical to a prenuptial agreement except for the fact that it is created after you are legally married rather than before. Many couples who have been married for a few months or a few years take advantage of this option for the same reason as those who draft a prenuptial agreement — to lay out clear expectations and protections for their marriage going forward.

Learn More About Prenuptial Agreements At A Consultation

In your first meeting, Jill White, Esq. can help you determine whether a prenuptial agreement is right for you. From there, she will help you identify what subjects are important to address in the agreement, and will guide you through the drafting process from start to finish.

To schedule an appointment by phone or in Jill’s Petaluma office, 707-900-4535 or contact Jill by email.