Westlake Village Prenuptial Agreements Attorney
Protect Your Assets with a Valid Prenup
Getting a prenuptial agreement, or prenup, is often the last thing engaged couples want to talk about. It may seem very unromantic to prepare for divorce and its aftermath when you’re in the middle of planning a wedding, but a prenup could actually improve your marriage.
By preparing for the worst, you and your soon-to-be spouse can truly enjoy the best parts of your relationship. Think of a prenup as a fail-safe — you and your future spouse can rest assured that your assets will be protected if you end up having to part ways. Even better, a well-written prenup can prevent a contentious divorce.
Find Out if a Prenup Is Right for You
At Feinberg & Waller, APC, our Westlake Village prenuptial agreement attorneys help engaged couples throughout Ventura County and California. With over 150 years of combined experience, our team will draft a legally binding, enforceable prenup that works for both you and your future spouse.
Who Needs a Prenup?
Despite popular misconception, prenups aren’t only for the rich and famous. In fact, most couples can benefit from a prenup.
An enforceable prenup may protect any and all of the following in the event of a divorce:
- Premarital assets and property
- Future assets and property
- Your children’s inheritance
- Your own inheritance
- Family businesses
Debt will also be taken into consideration when drafting a prenup. For instance, if your future spouse has a large amount of debt (e.g. student loans), you can make sure you won’t be stuck with that debt should you part ways.
What Makes a Prenup Legally Binding?
For a prenup to be legally binding, it will need to meet certain criteria.
Under the Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act (UPMAA), prenups are enforceable in California if:
- Both parties take care to disclose all their assets, properties, and debts
- Both parties had at least a week (seven days) to look over the prenup before signing
- Each party had their own attorney during the drafting process
Additionally, a judge will not uphold a prenup if they believe it favors one party over the other. For example, a prenup that leaves one spouse with nothing is not enforceable in Ventura or Los Angeles County. Neither is one that was signed under duress or coercion.
Get a Valid, Enforceable Prenup
At Feinberg & Waller, APC, our lawyers have been helping Westlake Village residents draft enforceable prenuptial agreements for decades. Experience the peace of mind that comes with a valid prenup. We will walk you through the process and take care to put your best interests first.
Contact a prenuptial agreement lawyer online today to get started with a confidential consultation.
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 partners and associates together brainstorm 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.