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California Prenuptial Agreements


With a prenuptial agreement, you and your future spouse can decide how you want your property and income to be allocated should the marriage end in a divorce or legal separation.

At Divorce Mediation of California we have more than 60 years of combined  experience practicing family law. 

We offer a FREE CONSULTATION with a board-certified family law specialist for prenuptial agreements throughout Southern California.

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Certified Family Law Specialists Offering Prenuptial Agreements in Southern California


Many attorneys practice family law in California, but less than 10% of them are Certified Family Law Specialist. As Board Certified Family Law Specialists, we have undergone extensive training to test our knowledge of family law, including premarital agreements.  Here at Divorce Mediation of California, we are attorneys and we are also Certified Family Law Specialists.


Hourly Fee
Our firm offers an hourly fee which includes legal advice and creation/review of the premarital agreement. Rest assured that our attorneys will guide you through the process, complete all paperwork, and put your mind at ease so you can focus on your upcoming wedding.
Can Be Completed Quickly
Your premarital agreement can be completed quickly and easily with the help of our attorneys. 
Role We Play
We take care of the preparation of the premarital agreement in our office. We can also act as your attorney to help review an already drafted premarital agreement.


How We Can Help

For an hourly fee, we can provide the guidance, information, and tools you need to design a premarital agreement that will protect you in the event of divorce.

If your future spouse’s attorney will be drafting the premarital agreement and you need your own attorney, our office is happy to be of assistance. In this role, our attorney will carefully review the premarital agreement with you and, if it is your desire, negotiate revisions on your behalf.

Meet Our Team

Meet our team of accomplished family law attorneys who can provide the guidance, information, and tools you need to reach a premarital agreement between you and your future spouse that will protect you in the event of divorce.

We can assist you with the preparation of a new premarital agreement or review an existing premarital agreement.

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What Is A Prenuptial Agreement?

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A prenuptial agreement, also known as a premarital agreement, is a contract between two people who are getting married. It determines how a couple will handle their finances and establishes the property and financial rights of each member of the couple in the event of a divorce.

By entering into a premarital agreement, the parties are essentially contracting out of the community property laws in California, that would govern the parties’ respective rights and responsibilities should the parties’ marriage end in divorce. For example, a couple may want their earnings during marriage to be their separate property or they may wish to establish their own parameters as it relates to their spousal support rights and obligations.

During the prenuptial agreement process, you’ll get personalized advice according to the specifics of your situation. Getting help from expert prenuptial agreement lawyers in Orange County is often the best option for you and your future spouse.

Benefits Of A Prenuptial Agreement

The hope is that you will sign your premarital agreement, file it away, and never end up having to look at it again. However, there is something to said for having the security that comes with knowing, if your marriage did end in divorce, that your financial rights and responsibilities have already been negotiated. Prenups are especially popular for people who are marrying for a second time and beyond. Contrary to popular belief, premarital agreements are not just for couples who have an uneven distribution of wealth or lots of money and assets.

Having a premarital agreement may prevent stress, cost and time delays associated with divorce. It may provide a predictable spousal support award, which will eliminate costly and speculative litigation.

Outcomes as outlined in a premarital agreement could be more fair due to the fact the parties were negotiating the terms at a time when they are more cooperative (prior to marriage) compared to when they are at odds with each other in a divorce setting.

By going through the process of creating a premarital agreement, one becomes informed about the marital legal obligations that would apply absent a premarital agreement and may contract around these obligations.

It’s helpful to get input from premarital agreement lawyers that specialize in California family law.

Are you Considering a Premarital Agreement?

Whether you are considering creating a premarital agreement or need legal advice regarding the implications of entering into a premarital agreement that has already been prepared, contact our office for a free consultation, as there may be a number of provisions that you will want to fully understand and address, including division of assets, division of debt, inheritance, future income, and possibly spousal support.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can a Premarital Agreement be Modified?
You can modify a premarital agreement as long as both parties approve of the changes. However, this can be problematic as any change would constitute a post-marital agreement – which may be more difficult to enforce in the event of a divorce. Verbal agreements to modify a premarital agreement are not valid. If you want to modify a premarital agreement, you should consult with an attorney about how to accomplish your goals.

Is it required that my future spouse have their own attorney?
While the law does not require it (except in certain circumstances), our office will only work on premarital agreements if both parties have an attorney to guide them. We do not waiver from this rule because if only one side has an attorney, and the other does not, the agreement may be more susceptible to attack should the party without an attorney attempt to invalidate the premarital agreement.

Why should I hire an attorney who specializes in family law?
The attorneys at our law firm are experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of premarital agreements, and dedicated to making sure you are able to enter into a premarital agreement that provides you and your family with financial stability and peace of mind. Our attorneys are Certified Family Law Specialists, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

What provisions are allowed to be included in a premarital agreement? What rights are parties allowed to alter by way of a contract?
• The property rights and obligations of each of the parties, meaning all assets and all debts of either or both of the parties.
• The right to buy, sell, use, transfer, encumber, dispose of, or otherwise manage and control property.
• The disposition of property upon separation, marital dissolution, or death.
• The making of a will, trust or other arrangement to carry out the provisions of the agreement.
• Spousal support obligations, including dollar amount and duration, or an absolute termination.

What subject matter is NOT appropriate to be included in a premarital agreement?
1. The right to child support may not be adversely affected by a premarital agreement. Even if parties unknowingly include a limitation or waiver of child support in their premarital agreement, that will not be found to be enforceable as it opposes public policy.
2. Child custody arrangements should also not be included, and if they are, they are not going to be enforceable.

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