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Premarital and Postnuptial Agreements

Harmony Family Law Mediation Group has the legal expertise to write fair and lasting premarital (prenuptial) and postnuptial agreements.

At Harmony, we will help you understand the issues to decide whether a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is right for you.

We will explain what you can and cannot do, and then talk through the specifics.

The final agreement will be understandable and legally sound in accordance with the laws of the State of California.

Premarital and Postnuptial agreements can address:

  • Sharing of financial resources.
  • Property characterization and management.
  • Keeping individual assets and debts separate.
  • Maintaining assets brought into the relationship.
  • Payment of living expenses.
  • Spousal support in the event of separation or divorce.

What are Premarital (Prenuptial) Agreements?

Premarital agreements (also called a prenuptial agreement or just a “prenup”) are contracts between two people before they marry.

They define the financial parameters of the relationship by setting out each party’s assets, debts and property rights before the marriage. They establish procedures and guidelines for deciding the issues in the event of a divorce or death.

Premarital agreements can promote more effective communication about finances and property between prospective spouses and help reduce conflict in the event of a divorce.

What are Postnuptial Agreements?

Postnuptial agreements are contracts between already married persons created after marriage.

They can reduce conflict over finances, assets, and children in a marriage, thereby promoting peace and harmony in the marriage.

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