Creating Agreements and Contracts That Endure
Especially in California, prenuptial agreements and marital agreements frequently are disregarded when put to the test in court. Because of the risk inherent in creating these contracts, many lawyers avoid handling marital agreements and "prenups" altogether.
At Susan L. Jeffries & Associates, we know from experience what it takes to draft marital agreements and prenuptial agreements that are more likely to hold up to challenges in court. We have a long history of success in this area of law. We are very confident in our work. To schedule an initial consultation with a lawyer at our firm, call today at 866-921-9692 or contact our offices online.
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Drafting Successful, Reliable Prenuptial Agreements
For a prenuptial agreement to have any chance of holding up in court, it first needs to be fair to both parties. That means the agreement should be the product of a comprehensive process of negotiation. Both parties should be represented by their own attorney. In addition, both spouses need to fully disclose all of their assets and sources of income. Any dishonesty will ultimately render the agreement void.
Marital Agreements: Laying the Groundwork for Divorce
Marital agreements generally precede divorce. In most cases, marital agreements allow one partner to reclassify a marital asset as "separate property." Separate property is owned solely by one spouse and is not split up during the property division phase of divorce.
Marital agreements allow spouses to divide property according to their own wishes, rather than according to California's family law statutes. They must be crafted carefully for a judge to uphold them in court. At Susan L. Jeffries & Associates, we adhere closely to the standards and precedents set in statutory and case law to craft marital agreements that will endure a court challenge. We work closely with the client to ensure that their goals are met.
You can call 866-921-9692 or contact the Law Offices of Susan L. Jeffries & Associates online to schedule an initial consultation with a lawyer at our firm. Our Alameda offices serve clients throughout the East Bay, including Oakland, California.