Pre-Nuptial, Post-Nuptial & Cohabitation Agreements

Pre-nuptial, Post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements.

Legal Protection for Couples in California

Individuals who are planning to marry, who are already married, or who are hoping to live together in a non-marital relationship or registered domestic partnership can protect themselves and their assets with legal agreements. If the relationship dissolves, the rights and responsibilities of both parties are defined by the agreement, removing the need to contest and litigate many issues.

At the Law Office of Steven B. Chroman, P. C.,¬†our attorneys use their extensive experience in family law matters to draft agreements that stand up to legal scrutiny and protect our clients’ interests.

Pre-nuptial Agreements

We work with clients before marriage or domestic partnership to protect personal assets in the event of death, divorce, or legal separation. Drafting enforceable pre-nuptial agreements requires knowledge of contracts and family law. Our lawyers often work with financial experts to ensure that all relevant assets are covered by our pre-nuptial agreements. We advise our clients to develop these agreements as soon as they decide to marry or register as domestic partners in order to eliminate questions about the timing of the contract.

Post-nuptial Agreements

Post-nuptial agreements are similar to pre-nuptial agreements. As the name implies, a post-nuptial or post-marital agreement is drafted after a couple marries or enters into a registered domestic partnership. We suggest that an individual whose personal or financial circumstances have changed significantly after marriage or registration as domestic partners consider a post-nuptial agreement.