While few like to think about their assets when entering a marriage, there are often times when it is important to carefully consider what would happen to your estate should you choose to end your marriage.
In the State of California, that often means creating a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement – a formal contract that determines the distribution of assets should an event occur that require an estate be divided. These documents can be complex, and yet they are often invaluable in the event of challenges in your marriage.
Expert Assistance in Navigating the Challenges of Prenuptial Agreements
At the Zitser Family Law Group, APC, our team of Certified Family Law Specialists in Los Angeles has decades of experience providing legal support for those that have assets to protect, or need representation to defend their interests.
There are two types of agreements that are successful at defending your interests:
- Prenuptial Agreements - The prenuptial agreement, commonly referred to as a “Prenup,” is a contract created before the marriage that divides assets in the event of dissolution of the marriage, adultery, and other possible marriage issues. Prenuptial agreements are common in California law, and are generally recognized by the courts when written and executed correctly.
- Postnuptial Agreements – Similar to prenups, the postnuptial agreement is similar to the prenuptial agreement, but is entered into after marriage and comes with added complications. In the state of California, the courts may believe that a postnuptial agreement was signed under duress due to dependency. Representation by an expert family lawyer can ensure that these agreements are valid and enforceable.
At the Zitser Family Law Group, APC, we will make sure that you have an agreement that successfully defends your interests in a way that will be recognized by the Los Angeles and Orange County courts.
As a member of some of the leading Los Angeles and Orange County organizations, the Zitser Family Law Group, APC have long been a leading voice for representing your best interests. Our trained, experienced legal team has shown excellent success for our clients in Southern California, and we are happy to assist you with your legal team. Call us today at 310-948-6461 or 818-763-5274 to get started.