Celebrity divorces are often in the news, and they often have premarital agreements. Although they sound unromantic, and they address issues that do not excite most wedding planners, having an agreement already in place to address property and support in a potential divorce down the road can be a cost and stress-saver for both spouses. Instead of a long and expensive divorce, a strong premarital agreement can often provide quick closure and allow both parties to move on toward a more amicable future.
If you are considering a prenup or premarital agreement, we at East Bay Family Law and Mediation will walk you through how California law treats spouses and impacts property, custody, and support both upon marriage and upon divorce. Sometimes, once they understand the law, clients will decide they do not want a premarital agreement after all. In all instances, however, clients will learn how to protect the property he or she is bringing into the marriage. Every case is different, and it is our job to walk you through your options and make recommendations for you as you embark on a new chapter in your life.