Pre-Marriage Agreements

At The Law Offices of Jonathan D. Larose, APC, in Fremont and Walnut Creek, we create pre-marriage/prenuptial agreements and litigate the enforceability of existing agreements. Clients are always surprised at how many pre-marriage agreements may not be enforceable in court due to various defects during the process to create the agreement. Consult with a Larose Law attorney before you execute a pre-marriage agreement and later to ensure the agreement is actually valid.

Time Is Of The Essence

By California statute, at least seven days must elapse between the time that the parties are "first presented" with the agreement and advised to seek independent counsel and the time the agreement is signed. In other words, if you decide to consult a lawyer about drafting a prenuptial agreement five days before your wedding, you are too late.

Why A Pre-Marriage Agreement Is Helpful For You

We create pre-marriage agreements for a variety of purposes. Some of our family law clients have been married before and want to make sure the process to divorce, if it occurs again, is smooth, with minimal legal costs and reasonably assured outcomes. Other clients seek a pre-marriage agreement to confirm in writing their current estate at the time of marriage and to make sure that current estate stays in their sole possession if divorce occurs. A pre-marriage agreement is an excellent way to take certain issues out of the purview of the court system.

We Can Draft An Agreement For You

Call 510-742-6100 for a free consultation with a Larose Law attorney to discuss your pre-marriage agreements concerns and questions. You may also contact us online.