A Prenuptial Agreement is a contract entered into by a couple in contemplation of marriage. Such agreements generally address property issues in the event of divorce or death, but can include other matters as well. William D. Evans can draft a prenuptial agreement that will meet your needs and will comply with all legal requirements.
A prenuptial agreement can be used as a way to protect the inheritance of children from a prior marriage or relationship and/or to protect the assets of a spouse who brings substantially greater property to the marriage. A prenuptial agreement can identify and clarify each party’s separate property so that, in the event of divorce or other litigation, the separate nature of the property need not be proven in court. A prenuptial agreement can also limit a spouse’s right to the other spouse’s premarital property upon his or her death. Conversely, a prenuptial agreement can help ensure that a spouse is taken care of in a particular way if the parties separate. William D. Evans can help you identify what concerns you want to address and will draft a prenuptial agreement that reflects your choices and protects your interests.
A prenuptial agreement requires a couple to focus on estate planning and to make important joint decisions. Couples who have children from prior relationships are encouraged to discuss what property will be shared and what property will be considered “separate property” upon the death of either spouse. Couples should also determine whether life insurance should be purchased to provide for their spouse or their children. William D. Evans assists couples in understanding their options and making important joint decisions that will provide for their family throughout their life and upon their death. William D. Evans can assist you in drafting a prenuptial agreement tailored to your needs as well as compatible wills, trusts and other estate planning documents.
William D. Evans offers a free 30-minute initial consultation. After a thorough analysis of your case, he will promptly discuss all of the legal options available to you. Please call William D. Evans at (562) 439-9001.