How to Protect Assets in Divorce Proceedings

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Prenuptial Agreements

A well written and carefully thought out prenuptial agreement can allow your marriage to be on your own terms, as it should be. Another benefit is that it can provide a solid foundation for marriage by giving couples a chance to really talk over the "nuts and bolts" of their future relationship. Even if you decide you don't need it, a prenuptial agreement is something to consider seriously.



In California, all property acquired during marriage, except that acquired by gift, bequest, or inheritance, belongs to both spouses equally, and upon dissolution must be divided equally. Property which was owned prior to the marriage or acquired after the marriage is effectively over is the separate property of the owning spouse. Problems arise in determining which category certain assets fall into, especially since finances and assets often become mixed together during the marriage. We will ensure that in a divorce action you will receive the property which is rightfully yours, and we will aggressively defend your property rights.

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