Pre & Post Marital Agreements

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Prior to marriage or during marriage, many clients seek to deal with issues of property division or spousal support in the event of divorce. These agreements, referred to as premarital and postmarital agreements, are very specialized, and are subject to precise and exacting requirements of the California Family Code.

At Perkovich Law Offices, our experienced and award-winning Sacramento premarital agreement attorneys have navigated thousands of divorce cases in and outside the courtroom. We are well-acquainted with the challenges and complications that dissolving a marriage can produce and how to avoid them with a thorough and legally viable marital agreement. We're prepared to work with you and your spouse and draft a document specifically crafted to provide you peace of mind.

Premarital Agreements

Premarital agreements allow parties contemplating marriage to specify how they wish to treat their assets during the marriage, upon the death of a spouse or upon the dissolution of that marriage. Without a premarital agreement, the property of the parties is divided pursuant to California law. Many people prefer to alter some of the principals of California community property law to better suit their needs. In some cases, spousal support (or "alimony") can also be addressed in these agreements.

Note that marital agreements in California cannot address:

  • Child support
  • Child custody

Postmarital Agreements

Postmarital agreements are agreements which define the spouses’ property rights during the marriage. They are subject to rules that require careful attention in order for these agreements to be valid and enforceable. Due to the sensitive nature of these marital agreements, it is critical that you seek experienced counsel well-versed in divorce and family law to help you draft an agreement.

Our firm has extensive experience assisting clients with these agreements and providing guidance regarding managing assets during marriage to meet their specific intentions. If you and your soon-to-be or current spouse are ready to approach this process, our firm is ready to assist you.

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