Premarital Agreements in California

Protecting Your Assets
Protecting Your Assets
A prenuptial agreement, or premarital agreement, is an agreement parties may sign prior to their wedding concerning the terms of a breakup in the event the marriage fails.  For many people, the term “prenup” evokes images of the rich and famous arguing over whether their premarital contract is valid.  Thankfully, that is not always the case. The common perception is the wealthy use premarital agreements to protect themselves in the event their fiancé is marrying them for the wrong reasons.  The truth is, many people could benefit from the peace of mind that comes with a prenuptial agreement.  Some factors to consider addressing in a premarital agreement include:
  1. Wages
  2. Division of assets
  3. Distribution of death benefits
  4. Trusts and Inheritances
  5. Division of debt
  6. Spousal Support/Alimony
If you are a business owner or have assets from a prior marriage or inheritance that you want to protect for existing children or other reasons, a premarital agreement may be right for you.  Contact the Law Offices of Judy L. Burger to discuss your situation and determine which options to pursue. Judy L. Burger is known for her aggressive representation of clients in high conflict cases in and around the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento areas. If you are considering entering into a premarital agreement, call us today to learn more about how we can help. Call (415)293-8314 in the San Francisco Bay area or (916)631-1935 in the Sacramento area, or contact us online via our confidential inquiry form.