Prenuptial Agreements

Legal Experience You Can Trust

Many family law attorneys offer prenuptial agreements, also known as premarital agreements or prenups. But, results may vary. For nearly two decades, I have prepared, defended and challenged prenuptial agreements for individuals throughout California. Thanks to my experience addressing inadequate agreements, I know how and why prenuptial agreements can be undermined. I use that knowledge to negotiate and draft enforceable agreements.

Who Needs a Prenuptial Agreement?

Despite their reputation, prenuptial agreements are not just for the wealthy. Prenuptial agreements can be important if you:

  • Have children from a prior relationship
  • Own a home or other real property
  • Own a business or an interest in a business
  • Plan to save for retirement during marriage
  • Are a beneficiary of a trust
  • Are concerned about pre-existing child support or other debt issues
  • Want to maintain separate finances
  • Wish to avoid owing spousal support in the future
  • Prefer to avoid a litigious divorce

What Does a Prenuptial Agreement Require?

California statutory law outlines the required process to enter into a valid prenuptial agreement, and identifies circumstances that can limit enforceability later. Negotiating and drafting a custom prenuptial agreement requires substantial knowledge of this technical area of the law, and the nuances of its application. It also requires familiarity with the ways in which enforceability can be challenged.

Because prenuptial agreements can radically alter typical legal rights between spouses, the stakes can be high. It is important to select an attorney such as myself who has the requisite knowledge and experience in this area of law.

Call Today to Discuss Your Legal Needs

At the Law Office of Linda D. States in Sacramento, I serve prenuptial agreement clients throughout the State of California. To discuss prenuptial agreements or any other family law issue, call me at 916-426-9119, or fill out this online contact form.