Whether or not a premarital agreement — also known as a prenuptial agreement or prenup — is necessary will depend on your specific situation. Do you have children from a previous marriage? Do you own your own business? Do you have complex or substantial assets? Does one spouse have large debts? These are just a few of the situations where a premarital agreement can be useful.
Additionally, reaching an agreement and reviewing your finances with your future spouse can help to lay the groundwork for open communication for years to come.
I am Bruce S. Silverman, an attorney with more than 45 years of experience helping couples with a wide range of family-related issues. I can help you understand your options prior to marriage.
I can also help you avoid pitfalls that many couples may not see if they do not seek advice. For example, with a premarital agreement, you can avoid disputes over alimony and property division in the event of a divorce. You can also use your premarital agreement for asset protection in the event one spouse becomes incapacitated or passes away.
As your lawyer, I can draft a confidential and comprehensive prenuptial agreement for you and your future spouse to sign. I can also review an agreement, represent you in negotiations and act as your advocate for any legal issues that may arise.
To get advice tailored to your situation and your goals, contact Silverman Divorce & Mediation Law online or call 925-460-8000. From my offices in Walnut Creek, Pleasanton and San Ramon, I represent couples and families throughout California.