Our Prenuptial Agreement Draft Services Can Protect Your Assets
By Henry F. Lewis on December 14, 2018
A prenuptial agreement can help couples of any means protect their interests in the event of a divorce.
Prenuptial agreements aren't just for the wealthy, and they can do more than protect a person's assets. Prenuptial agreements can also protect a person from being responsible for certain debts or property liability at the end of a marriage.
Offering prenuptial agreement draft services to clients in and around Oakland, CA, the attorneys of Gardner & Lewis, LLP can help you protect your assets and interests before marriage.
Who Are Prenuptial Agreements For?
A prenuptial agreement is a contract between two people created prior to marriage. This contract generally includes a list of each party's property, assets, and debts, and details how each is to be divided or retained in the event of divorce.
Though prenuptial agreements are frequently used by couples with widely different assets, wealthy people are not the only ones who may benefit from creating such a contract.
Those who have children from a previous marriage and want to protect their inheritance may opt for a prenuptial agreement.
Couples with large student loan debt may consider a prenup, not to protect their wealth, but to prevent being responsible for each other's debt if the marriage ends.
Couples who simply want to avoid arguing over assets in the event of a divorce may also benefit from a prenuptial agreement.
At Gardner & Lewis, LLP, our attorneys offer prenuptial drafting services to those who wish to protect their interests in the event the marriage comes to an end.
Drafting a Prenuptial Agreement
Many clients who choose to have a prenuptial agreement do so to protect the assets they accrued prior to marriage from being divided in the event of a divorce.
When drafting a prenuptial agreement, the attorneys of Gardner & Lewis, LLP thoroughly review the client's assets and consider any concerns to make sure the client's interests are protected.
By drafting a prenuptial agreement that details the property or inheritance rights of those involved, or the division of debt, our attorneys can help clients enter into marriage confident that their assets will be protected in the event of a divorce.
Negotiating a Proposed Agreement
When creating a prenup, the proposed agreement must be provided to the future spouse for review. It's important for the future spouse to have an attorney review the proposed prenuptial agreement to make sure the agreement is fair, reasonable, and agreeable to the future spouse.
If the proposed agreement is not reasonable or isn't to the future spouse's liking, better terms may be negotiated.
As part of our prenuptial agreement draft services, our attorneys can review a proposed agreement and negotiate better terms to help both parties find a happy common ground with their prenuptial agreement.
Prenuptial Agreement Review
In the state of California, a prenuptial agreement must comply with state law or it can be challenged in court at the time of divorce. The attorneys of Gardner & Lewis, LLP are well versed in the law regarding prenuptial agreements and offer prenuptial agreement review to create prenuptial agreements that will stand up in court.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in creating a prenuptial agreement or have been presented with a proposed agreement, our attorneys can draft or review your prenup to make sure your rights are protected. For more information, please call (510) 451-4822 and schedule a consultation.
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