Williams & Javellana, LLP

Chico Premarital Agreements Lawyer

Premarital Agreements

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At times, individuals who are considering entering into a marriage may also consider the possibility of signing premarital agreements, sometimes known as prenuptial agreements. In some cases, people may want to avoid premarital agreements because they feel that it shows a lack of trust. The fact of the matter is, however, there are many benefits available when signing these agreements, provided they are done properly. If you would like assistance with the premarital agreement process, you can contact Williams & Javellana, LLP. We can assist you in making sure that you understand the options and that the necessary paperwork is filed properly.

Although there are a number of benefits available when filing prenuptial agreements, one of the primary benefits is the financial advantage. Although none of us enter into marriage thinking that at some time, it will end, it is a good idea to be prepared for that time. During a divorce, the financial aspects are going to be governed by the laws in California or they are going to be governed by a preset agreement. If the financial part of the divorce is determined by the Probate Code or California Family Code, it is going to be mostly out of your hands. When financial information is drafted up in advance, you will have control over your finances during that time.

Another aspect to premarital agreements that should not be overlooked is the practical benefit of communicating with your potential marriage mate about issues involving money. Although some people may consider a prenup to indicate a lack of trust, the fact of the matter is, it can build trust and strengthen the relationship. It allows for a disclosure of your financial situation, as well as providing the ability for a discussion about finances to occur between you and your future spouse.

There are certain limitations to prenuptial agreements in the state of California. For example, child support and child custody are factors that are to be determined by the courts and not to be determined in advance of the marriage. After all, the court is responsible for looking after the well-being of the child and in making a determination as to what is going to be in their best interest. Child support is not a right to the parent, it is a right of the child so it cannot be determined in advance.

It is possible to cover factors involved spousal support and the division of community property in the premarital agreement. This is something that needs to be considered very carefully, especially if there is a considerable difference in the wealth of the individuals entering into the marriage. Without a prenuptial agreement, the laws that govern spousal support and community property in the state of California are going to be in effect.

If you have any questions about premarital agreements and would like assistance through the process, you can contact Williams & Javellana, LLPĀ for more information. We can help take the anxiety out of the process and to ensure that all of the necessary paperwork is filed properly.


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California June 20, 2015