Sherman Oaks Attorney For Prenuptial Agreements
California Pre-Nuptial Agreement Lawyer
For more than 20 years, Professor Robert S. Ackrich taught the Law of Contracts, including Contract Formation and Enforcement, to scores of California Lawyers. His years as a Professor of Contract Law have earned Professor Ackrich recognition as a contract expert from Judges and Lawyers, alike.
A Pre-Nuptial Agreement (also known as a Pre-Marital Agreement) is a legally enforceable and binding contract between you and your fiancé. The Agreement is signed before marriage, but does not take effect until the marriage has occurred. If the Agreement is signed but for any reason the marriage does not happen, the Agreement is unenforceable.
Do you need a Pre-Nuptial Agreement? If you are reading this page you are questioning whether you can legally preserve the wealth and credit you have earned, and that you will earn in the future. It is the law in California that all property acquired by either party after marriage (with a few exceptions) is Community Property and subject to equitable division upon divorce. If you are employed, in the event of a divorce, your earnings are not yours alone; they belong to the community, one-half to you and one-half to your spouse.
What about that income from an inheritance? Can that become Community Property? You bet! How about the house you bought before marriage or the business you started before marriage or the pension plan you’ve had for years, can your spouse get an ownership interest? Under California’s generous community property laws the answer is yes, yes, and yes.
You can protect your earnings, income, house, business, pension, and other present and future assets by entering into a well-drafted and legal Pre-Nuptial Agreement.
Call Professor Ackrich in Sherman Oaks at 818-528-5181 for a free, live, confidential telephone consultation with him to personally discuss your individual needs.