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Premarital, Postmarital & Cohabitation Agreements

Our family law experts are veterans in drafting and litigating premarital agreements, otherwise known as prenups. We consistently lecture and write on various aspects of these agreements.

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Premarital Agreements (Prenups)

Premarital agreements (prenups) establish, in advance, how property will be treated or divided at the time of a divorce or death. They also can limit the amount of spousal support (alimony) that will be paid if the parties divorce. There are many different types of prenups – some do away with community property entirely and replace it with another plan. Other agreements confirm what the parties had coming into the marriage (separate property) and allow for sharing of income earned during marriage.

Premarital agreements have a significant emotional component. It is a time when people who are in love are forced to address difficult financial issues. We understand the difficult nature of these agreements and are able to handle the negotiation of these agreements professionally while helping you to stay on good terms with your fiance.

Our top family law attorneys at Walzer Melcher are experts in drafting and litigating premarital agreements. We lecture and write on various aspects of these agreements regularly. If you would like more information, please call us to set up a consultation.

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Melcher Wrote the Book on Prenups

Premarital Agreements - Negotiations, Preparing and Litigation

An authoritative book by top family law attorney Christopher C. Melcher that was published by LexisNexis, is part of a series of treatises called Complex Issues in California Family Law. Christopher C. Melcher commented on the Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act (Not adopted by California). This model act treats premarital agreements and postmarital agreements under the same set of rules. The goal is to have clear and consistent laws for the enforcement of agreements between parties who are about to be married and for spouses to intact marriages.
Premarital, Postmarital & Cohabitation Agreements

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