Prenuptial Agreements

While there are a million things to plan when a couple decides to marry, often the most difficult to discuss with your future partner is the possible need for a prenuptial agreement. These agreements address property and financial issues in the event of the couple’s divorce. Prenuptial agreements can provide reassurance for those who enter into marriage with substantial assets. A spouse who is marrying someone with considerable debt would also benefit from a prenuptial agreement.

Prenuptial agreements can offer peace of mind during marriage regarding what would happen in divorce, and minimize hostilities over dividing up the marital property.


Postnuptial Agreements

These are agreements drafted after the marriage has taken place, but before either party separates, divorces, leaves, or dies. These contracts contain provisions similar to those commonly found in premarital contracts. Postnuptial agreements may only be implemented to perform two functions, (1) to change the character of property from separate to community or vice versa or (2) to amend or revoke a premarital agreement.

Postnuptial agreement can be very complicated as it may potentially alter property rights, title, and may also trigger significant tax implications. Our attorneys can advise you on the impacts of executing a postnuptial agreement.


For further information or to discuss your marriage contract matter, we invite you to contact us to schedule a consultation with our experienced Sacramento prenuptial and postnuptial agreement attorneys.