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Marital Agreements

San Fernando Valley Marital Agreements Attorneys

Prenups & Postnups for Clients in San Fernando Valley & Los Angeles

More and more people are seeing pre and postmarital agreements as a means of ensuring financial predictability in the case of a marital dissolution. Whether you are soon to be married or you have just gotten married, the San Fernando Valley family law attorneys of Joel S. Seidel & Associates can help you create an effective prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.

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Why Make a Marital Agreement?

A premarital or prenuptial agreement—often referred to as a "prenup"—is a written contract created by two individuals who plan to marry. In most cases, the purpose of the agreement is to decide in advance the spouses' individual property and spousal support rights, in the event that the spouses later decide to divorce.

Essentially, a premarital agreement allows the parties to "opt out" of certain aspects of California law, under which most assets acquired during a marriage are considered community property. Instead, the spouses agree to a division of assets and debts in a manner that differs from the division that California family law would ordinarily provide.

In addition to determining matters of property division, a prenuptial agreement can be a way for spouses to "get on the same page," so to speak, with regard to their finances and expectations.

Understanding Postnuptial Agreements

Postnuptial or postmarital agreements are similar to prenuptial agreements, except that postnuptial agreements are drafted after the marriage date. The same care and consideration that go into drafting a solid premarital agreement are needed to draft a well-crafted postmarital agreement.

Why Seek Help From a Family Lawyer?

Premarital and postnuptial agreements are very technical documents, and creating an enforceable agreement demands meticulous adherence to various requirements set forth in the California Family Code and case law.

We have extensive experience in the preparation of premarital and postnuptial agreements, and we know how to handle the potentially sensitive negotiations between you and your spouse, while also drafting an agreement that will avoid future challenges, stand up to intense scrutiny, and protect your assets.

Contact an Experienced San Fernando Valley Marital Agreement Lawyer

For skilled guidance in marital agreement and other family law matters, contact the attorneys of Joel S. Seidel & Associates. Our offices are in Century City and Northridge, and we serve clients throughout Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, and Ventura.

Schedule an initial consultation when you call the firm at (818) 435-3773!

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The Premier Family Attorneys in Northridge

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  • Certified Family Law Specialist

    The State Bar of California has named Attorney Joel Seidel a Certified Family Law Specialist, making him one of the few experts on the subject in all of California.

  • Customized Legal Strategies

    With decades of experience, our team is committed to crafting the ideal solution for your family situation. By listening to your needs and accounting for your goals, we make sure your case ends as happily as possible.

  • Team-Based Approach

    Our firm will collaborate on your case as a team. While you'll have a primary contact, all of our Los Angeles family law attorneys will be hard at work ensuring every detail of your case is handled well.

  • Ethical & Honest Representation

    We don't take claims unless we believe they have merit. In other words, we don't take your case just to bill you; we take your case because we have a chance to create a better situation for you.