Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

Preparing for the Future

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements were once regarded as wealth protection strategies designed to benefit the higher-earning partner. Asking your fianc(é)e or new spouse to sign one sent the message that you did not trust the other person.

Today, it’s different. A fair and legally valid prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can provide valuable protection to both spouses by creating a transparency that inspires trust and cooperation. If the relationship does not work out, everyone’s rights and responsibilities are clearly stated.

These agreements allow you to:

  • Outline each spouse’s obligations during the marriage
  • Prevent personal assets from becoming community property
  • Protect an inheritance
  • Protect the financial security of a child from a previous relationship

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are legally binding and enforceable in California unless one of the individuals was coerced into signing it or the court believes that it is unconscionably unfair to one spouse.

At Entrust Legal, we understand how stressful and damaging property division disputes can be if a couple becomes divorced or legally separated. We will help you put together an agreement that protects your respective interests while inspiring an open dialogue that foreshadows marital success. For more information or to meet with Christine Pham and her team, please contact us.