Calabasas Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers
Drafting Comprehensive Prenups for Los Angeles &
Ventura County Residents for 50+ Years
So, you've decided to tie the knot - congratulations! Before you legalize your union, however, you may want to consider whether a prenuptial agreement could benefit your marriage. Drafting a prenup can help you maintain an equitable marriage and form an even stronger bond with your partner.
At Feinberg & Waller, APC, our Calabasas prenuptial agreement attorneys help clients draft comprehensive prenups that enable them to protect their assets and interests throughout their marriage.
How Do Prenups Work in California?
California courts utilize The Uniform Premarital Agreement Act (UPAA) when evaluating prenups, meaning that a prenuptial agreement signed by both parties automatically goes into effect once they marry.
According to the UPAA, prenups are only enforceable if:
- Both parties completely disclose their property holdings and finances to each other prior to signing;
- Both parties had at least seven days to evaluate the prenup before signing;
- Each party was represented by a separate attorney when drafting and signing the prenup.
Additionally, prenuptial agreements can only contain terms for the following:
- Whether either party should receive spousal support in the event of a divorce;
- How to divide property during a divorce;
- How to separate community property (like earnings) during the marriage and divorce.
The terms and conditions within a prenup must be reasonable. If a prenup contains "unconscionable" terms (such as perhaps barring spousal support in a marriage where the potential payor could easily afford it and the other party is in dire need of support), a court may not decide to uphold the prenup.
Couples that want to ensure they maintain an equitable division of property throughout their marriage (and in the event of a divorce) should strongly consider signing a prenup.
At Feinberg & Waller, APC, our Calabasas prenuptial agreement attorney will work with you and your soon-to-be-spouse's attorney to establish equitable terms for your marital agreement.
How Long do Prenups Last in CA?
A prenuptial agreement generally does not expire no matter what state you draft it in. This is for the protection of both parties involved. However, those interested in creating a timetable for expiration may due so through a provision called a "sunset clause". This is essentially a provision that ceases the effectiveness of a contract when a specified date is named. Couples who engage in this are often comfortable with their marriage and do not see the benefit of having a prenup from many years ago. If your specific predicament requires this service, call our office today for more information.
Certified Family Law Specialists
We have three certified family law specialists on our team. A certified family law specialist must pass a rigorous exam, fulfill mandated ongoing educational requirements, been favorably evaluated by peer review, and show at least a five-year focus and proficiency in family law.
At Feinberg & Waller, APC all the attorneys attend monthly team performance strategic planning sessions to execute and deploy tactical case management objectives. Clients receive added value as they are never charged for more than two of the attorneys during these meetings yet the entire team brainstorms on each matter within the firm.
Role of the General Counsel
The office of Feinberg & Waller, APC has a general counsel whose role is to focus on law firm management, corporate governance, and business policy. The litigation attorneys are then able to focus on your matter rather than having to concentrate on running the business aspect of a law firm.
Outstanding National and International Reputation
Firm shareholder, Marshall Waller is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. Fellows are recognized as having advanced skills in family law and are recognized leaders in the field.
Our Intake Process helps us determine if we can handle your matter while managing the needs of our existing clients.
Our Case Intake manager will ask you basic questions. Feinberg & Waller, APC limits the number of cases we accept because we’ve found that selectivity advances our commitment to excellence.
After the intake process, we run a conflict check to make sure we have not spoken with the other party in your matter in the past. If we determine that there is no conflict, our case intake manager will go over the range in fees , from our Paralegals at $195/hr, to our Associate Attorneys starting at $250/hr, and our Certified Family Law Specialists (CFLS) starting at $495/hr.
We will schedule your consultation with one of Feinberg & Waller, APC Certified Family Law Specialists. A CFLS has gone through a rigorous process of proven qualifications. If you find yourself in the position where you need to speak to an attorney immediately, you may schedule an initial consultation with Marshall Waller through our "Schedule Consultation" links.