“Hope for the best, plan for the worst.” Lee Child
When contemplating marriage, a separation or divorce is not something most people are thinking about.
A prenuptial agreement (entered into before marriage), a postnuptial agreement (entered into after marriage) or a co-habitation agreement (entered into without marriage) can provide you with the peace of mind of how your finances and personal property will be divided, in the unfortunate event of a separation. Marital agreements are not just limited to the very wealthy, nor are they used to ensure that one partner is denied his or her fair share of community property.
However, a marital agreement won’t help if it’s later invalidated by a judge. For a marital agreement to be enforceable, California law requires strict compliance with various timelines and procedures.
The Law Offices of McPherson & Marquez understands all of California’s strict requirements for marital and co-habitation agreements to help ensure that such an agreement is not only right for you, but most importantly, enforceable.