The Integrity and Enforceability of a Prenuptial Agreement

Pierre Domercq Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial agreements are an important part of California family law and are absolutely legal and enforceable when they are correctly undertaken. The experienced Carlsbad and North County family law attorneys at Burke & Domercq can guide the parties through the process to ensure important protections and proper representation has been provided to ensure all parties fully understand the agreement and it’s purpose.
Prenuptial agreements are not just for the rich and famous. They are often important prior to second marriages or any subsequent union, especially when blended families will result. The prenuptial agreement clearly establishes the existing separate property and lifestyle of the participants. It also establishes the nature of the relationship between the parties, and the terms of how money and assets are to be handled throughout the marriage, and if necessary after it is concluded.
This is not about protecting one party at the expense of the other. Prenuptial agreements capture the true nature of how things really are. They recognize the differing assets and situations of each party and how these are to be managed throughout the relationship. They provide clear and fair guidelines for community property, separate property, unequal earnings and how parties are to be compensated at each stage of the relationship.
These contracts must be carefully prepared and entered into with full disclosure and appropriate representation in order to be enforceable after the fact. If you are the party who requires a level of protection, or if you are the party who may be at an economic disadvantage you will need experienced and expert representation from the attorneys at Burke & Domercq.
We invite you to contact us or call 760-712-3741 to schedule an appointment with one of our seasoned and experienced attorneys. Prenuptial agreements are not a plan to divorce in advance. They are not negative agreements that should be feared or avoided. They are carefully constructed contracts that actually support the parties as they enter into a new relationship while providing protection and security for both.