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Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

California Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer

With the increase in blended families, many couples are choosing to create prenuptial agreements to protect their assets and accomplish other goals.

The most common use of such agreements is to opt out of the default provisions for property division and support in the event of divorce. Typically, they have been created to protect the interests of individuals of widely different means who are about to marry. Another common use of a prenuptial agreement is to protect the inheritance rights of children from a previous marriage. Whatever the purpose, a prenuptial agreement can strengthen a marriage by removing doubts and potential sources of conflict over property.

At my practice, Gardner & Lewis LLP, I protect my clients' interests to the fullest extent possible through the creation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. I can:

  • Draft a prenuptial agreement or postnuptial agreement
  • Review a proposed agreement
  • Negotiate to achieve improvements in a proposed agreement

Call me at 510-291-4884 or send an e-mail.

The prospect of marriage is exciting but often not without anxiety. I can help dispel your concerns by helping you reach an agreement that achieves your goals and protects your rights.

A Prenuptial Agreement Must Be Properly Drafted

If a prenuptial agreement does not comply with California law, its enforceability can be challenged in court. An adverse verdict could be very costly.

I have practiced as a family law attorney for over 20 years and have extensive experience in drafting and reviewing prenuptial agreements. I use this knowledge to draft customized agreements to achieve my clients' goals and protect their interests.

Important — in order for a prenuptial agreement to be held valid, the other party must have adequate time to review the proposed agreement. If you are considering a prenuptial agreement, contact me as soon as possible.

Postnuptial Agreements

A postnuptial agreement can define separate property after a marriage. These agreements can be complicated and must be drafted very carefully. Here the advice of an experienced lawyer is absolutely necessary.

Contact Me

For a consultation with Oakland attorney Michael A. Gardner, call 510-291-4884 or send an e-mail.

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