A highly skilled Family Law Lawyer, Mr. Balent has extensive experience reviewing, drafting, revising, and offering knowledgeable legal advice to individuals regarding prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Whether you want to draft a pre-marital or post-marital agreement or have been asked to sign a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, contact the Law Offices of John Balent at (714) 990-3255 to schedule a free comprehensive consultation.
Entering into a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement in Brea
A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is a contract between two parties to a marriage or a domestic partnership that sets out the division of assets in the event of separation, divorce, or death. Prenuptial agreements are entered into prior to marriage or the filing of a domestic partnership, and postnuptial agreements are entered into after the marriage or filing of a domestic partnership has occurred but prior to separation, divorce or death. A Postnuptial Agreement drafted in anticipation or contemplation of separation or divorce is typically deemed unenforceable by the Courts.
Under California Law, each party to a prenuptial or postnuptial contract must be represented by separate legal counsel. This is required as a protective measure to ensure that the individual being bound by the contract obtains objective, outside legal advice, and theoretically helps prevent the signing party from being subjected to undue pressure.
At the Law Offices of John A. Balent, we not only draft prenuptial and postnuptial agreements setting forth the terms of asset distribution and spousal support in the event of separation, divorce or death, but also review prenuptial and postnuptial agreements on behalf of the party being asked to enter into the agreement.
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are generally enforceable absent a showing of fraud, duress, or the inclusion of clauses that are against public policy. Therefore, it is imperative that both parties protect their interests by having an experienced family law lawyer review the documents prior to signing.
Free Prenuptial & Postnuptial Consultation with an Experienced Brea Lawyer
Let Brea Family Law Attorney John Balent put his experience to work for you. Call Mr. Balent at (714) 990-3255 today to schedule a free consultation to discuss drafting or reviewing a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.