Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Prenup Agreement Attorney in Irvine, CA

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements allow couples to specify terms governing how property and assets will be divided in the event of a divorce. Additionally, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can be used to protect certain inheritance rights of children from a previous marriage, protect a closely held business, and exempt certain kinds of property from community property. Since prenuptial and postnuptial agreements must be approved by the court, it's important to work with an experienced family law attorney who can help you avoid unwanted legal complications later or an unenforceable agreement. At the Law Office of Donald P. Bebereia, we work closely with clients in order to ensure their financial and legal interests are protected in any premarital or postmarital agreement.

If you are interested in a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, contact Irvine, California family law attorney Donald P. Bebereia today to schedule an appointment and to learn how we can help you.

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements Irvine, CA

What a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement Can Be Used For

A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can be used for any number of reasons. At the Law Office of Donald P. Bebereia, we help clients create pre and postmarital agreements in regard to the following:

  • Protecting retirement funds
  • Shielding certain kinds of investments
  • Separating real estate from community property
  • Securing ownership of a closely held business
  • Protecting heirs to your estate
  • Protecting family heirlooms
  • Securing proceeds from intellectual property rights

Estate Plans, Children From a Former Marriage, and Prenuptial Agreements

If you have been previously married and have stepchildren from a former marriage, a prenuptial agreement can help protect the rights and interests of both you and your children. Under Section 6122 of the California Probate Code, a will is revoked upon divorce. While this means your former spouse is automatically removed as a beneficiary to your estate, it can create problems for your children from a former marriage.

For example, if your soon-to-be new spouse has children of his or her own, if you do not amend the terms of your will or estate plan, he or she may, as your estate's executor, choose not to give your children from your former marriage anything. While you should amend your will and estate plan, a prenuptial agreement can also be used to specify how you want certain assets used for your other children should you pass away.

Protecting Your Interests - -- Debts Brought Into a Marriage

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If your future spouse owns a business or has acquired a certain amount of debt, a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can protect some of your real estate or cash asset holdings. Depending on how your spouse's business is structured and insured, bankruptcy or a tort action could expose your home and assets to loss, especially if either were or are used as collateral in financial arrangements related to the business. As your attorney, Donald P. Bebereia can explain how to protect your home, other real estate holdings, or investments from exposure to liability through a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.

Contact Irvine, California, Prenup Attorney Donald P. Bebereia

If you would like to learn more about prenuptial or postnuptial agreements, contact family law attorney Donald P. Bebereia today to schedule an appointment. Our office can evaluate your current situation and discuss the best options available to you.