Marital Agreements Helping You Find the Best Path Forward

Bakersfield Marital Agreement Attorneys

Marital Agreement Lawyer Serving Kern County & Beyond

Drafting a marital agreement can help you and your partner build a stronger union and establish valuable precedents for your marriage. Having an attorney you can trust by your side is vital if you want a marital agreement that truly serves your needs.

At Divorced by Design, our Kern County marital agreement attorneys know what it takes to develop a thorough marital agreement both parties can feel supported by.

To schedule a consultation with a Bakersfield marital agreement attorney who can help you with your case, contact us online or via phone at (661) 760-2872.

What Is a Marital Agreement?

Marital agreements typically come in one of two forms:

  1. Prenuptial agreements, which parties formulate and sign before marriage; and
  2. Postnuptial agreements; which are drafted and signed after two parties are already married.

Marital agreements act as legally binding contracts (assuming they're properly executed) that serve a number of purposes both during the marriage and in the event of a divorce.

What Can & Can't Be in a Marital Agreement in CA?

Marital agreements are governed by the Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act. To sign a legally binding marital agreement, the parties must:

  • Fully disclose their property holdings and finances (including debts) to one another before signing;
  • Have at least seven days to review the agreement;
  • Receive representation by a separate attorney throughout the drafting of the agreement;
  • Receive the terms of the agreement in writing.

A pre or postmarital agreement can contain terms dictating:

  • What assets the parties consider separate and marital during the marriage;
  • Whether either party receives spousal support in the event of a divorce;
  • How the parties distribute assets and liabilities in the event of a divorce.

Pre or postnuptial agreements cannot contain terms dictating:

  • How the parties handle child support or custody in the event of a divorce;
  • Whether a party gives away certain rights.

A pre or postmarital agreement may be invalid if:

  • It contains terms prohibited for marital agreements;
  • One party failed to disclose their finances prior to drafting the agreement;
  • A party was coerced to sign the agreement;
  • The court determines that the terms of the agreement are "unconscionable" for one of the parties.

At Divorce by Design, we understand the science behind drafting equitable, enforceable marital agreements. Our Bakersfield marital agreement lawyers will work with you to ensure you obtain an agreement that meets your needs and protects your assets.

To schedule a consultation with one of our Kern County marital agreement attorneys and start working on your agreement, contact us online or via phone at (661) 760-2872.

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