San Diego Marital Agreement Attorneys
A marital agreement is an opportunity for both sides of a partnership to lay everything out on the table and set expectations. Despite stigmas, they are neither good or bad but simply an option for those entering marriage to establish expectations in the event of a divorce or death.
If you want to ensure your rights and assets remain protected throughout your marriage, you should consider establishing a marital agreement. At Smith Family Law, APC, our lawyers are dedicated to helping Californians develop comprehensive, legally secure agreements that protect their property and quality of life.
Types Of Agreements We Offer
Our attorneys can assist you with the following types of legal agreements:
Marital Settlement Agreements
Marital settlement agreements enable spouses to determine how matters such as property division, child support and custody, and alimony will be handled in the event of a divorce. A marital settlement agreement can be attached to divorce proceedings, allowing the court to incorporate or merge the terms of the agreement into the divorce decree.
Marital settlement agreements offer spouses a more amicable, inexpensive way to obtain equitable terms for their divorce. Our attorneys will work with you and your spouse’s representation to ensure you obtain a settlement agreement that helps you pursue your short and long-term goals.
A prenuptial agreement enables spouses to determine how they will distribute property in the event of a divorce and throughout their marriage. Spouses can also use prenuptial agreements to waive one’s responsibility for spousal support in the event of a divorce, unless the court deems the terms of the prenup “unconscionable.”
A prenup is a great way to ensure your marriage remains equitable. This type of agreement protects your assets if you and your spouse end up parting ways. Our attorneys are here to guide you through the process and make sure your agreement sets you up for success.
Like a prenuptial agreement, a postnup enables spouses to determine how they’ll designate property during their marriage, divide it in the event of a divorce, or handle alimony should they part ways. If you recently married and realized that you want a marital agreement to cover your bases, our attorneys are here to help.