Whether you need assistance drafting a prenuptial / postnuptial agreement, or need an attorney to review a matrimonial agreement prior to signing, our knowledgeable legal team can provide the assistance and diligent representation required.
We have been helping clients not only draft prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, but also providing experienced legal counsel for more than 35 years to those being asked to sign a prenup or postnup. Contactthe Law Office of Robert M. Baskin at (805) 658-1000 to schedule a free, confidential initial consultation with a skilled marital agreement attorney. Conveniently located in Ventura, we proudly represent clients throughout the region.
A prenuptial agreement is signed prior to the marriage, and a postnuptial agreement is entered into after the marriage has already taken place. These are not cookie cutter agreements. They are specifically drafted to address the division and distribution of assets of the party in question in case of separation, divorce or death, and generally go outside California’s Community Property Laws. They may not, however, be used to settle issues of child custody or child support upon dissolution of marriage.
To be deemed binding, nuptial agreements must be executed according to the requirements set forth under California Law. This means that a full disclosure of all assets and debts must be properly and thoroughly disclosed to the party being bound by the agreement (i.e., the signatory who will be giving up Community Property Rights). Failure to make a complete and accurate disclosure will invalidate the document and it will not be enforceable.
Each party must retain separate legal counsel, and the party who will be bound to the terms of the prenuptial agreement or postnuptial agreement must seek the advice of their own attorney who should review the document and provide a detailed explanation of its contents.
Enforceable absent a demonstration of duress (demanding that one party sign without benefit of their own attorney) or fraud (failure to make a full disclosure by the party holding the majority of the assets), it is crucial that both parties protect their interests.
These agreements can have a long-lasting impact on your financial stability and future. Because each case is unique, we strive to obtain a clear understanding of your goals, and will work to do everything within our power to help you meet these goals.
Ventura Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreement Attorney Robert Baskin and his experienced Associates have been providing knowledgeable legal representation to clients in these issues since 1975, and will always fight zealously to preserve and protect the rights of our clients.
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Whether you want to have a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement drafted, or have been asked to sign such, we are here to help you!
Please contact the Law Office of Ventura Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreement Lawyer Robert M. Baskin at (805) 658-1000 to make an appointment for your complimentary, in-office consultation.