Marital Agreement Attorney in San Francisco
Drafting Pre- & Postnuptial Agreements
To many newly engaged or happily married couples, the idea of a marital agreement is unnecessary and in many ways, disconcerting. While no one wants to think about the possibility of future disputes over money, prenuptial or postnuptial agreements are widely recommended by the legal community.
Learn more. Call Romanovska Law at (415) 423-2457 to speak with San Francisco family lawyer Diana Romanovska during a free 15-minute consultation.
In some cases, marital agreements can actually save marriages by quenching these disputes before they even come up—if premarital assets and finances are not flexible, it’s never an issue for the married couple to discuss.
Prenuptial Agreements in San Francisco
Not every couple needs a prenuptial agreement, but every couple could benefit from having such agreement.
Prenuptial agreements can help mitigate a wide range of potential disputes in the future in various ways, including:
- Protecting the financial rights of children from previous marriages
- Preserving assets that would otherwise become part of the marital estate
- Protecting business partners or shareholders in the event of a divorce
- Outlining differences between status of premarital assets vs. post-marital assets
- Defining limits to the amount and duration of alimony in the event of divorce
The key to outlining these fundamental financial plans so that the couple can reorient their focus back on the upcoming wedding is to do it sooner rather than later.
Postnuptial Agreements for San Francisco Married Couples
Postnuptial agreements are less common than prenuptial agreements but can be extremely helpful in preemptively resolving disputes in some specific cases. As the name implies, a postnuptial agreement is a legally binding agreement between the spouses regarding specific financial issues that is drafted after the couple has already been married for any duration of time.
The most common reason for drafting an agreement after marriage is a change in economic circumstances, such as:
- A sudden inheritance by one of the spouses
- Starting a new business
- Sudden changes in an investment
This agreement will regulate how the couple will hold the title to the property in the future, and how they will hold the property they presently own. It also regulates how their property will be divided in the event their marriage ends. The court might scrutinize a post-marital agreement under more rigorous standards than a prenuptial agreement.
San Francisco family law Attorney Diana Romanovska has helped draft many pre and postnuptial agreements. Contact Romanovska Law today to discuss your marital agreement.