Marital Agreements

The Path to a Better Divorce

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Bakersfield Marital Agreement Lawyers

Drafting a Comprehensive Agreement for Your Marriage

Whether you’re preparing for a wedding or just tied the knot with your spouse, you may be wondering if a marital agreement could enable you to have a more equitable union. In the vast majority of cases, drafting a marital agreement only benefits couples – which may be why more and more newlyweds are getting them.

Our Bakersfield marital agreement attorneys will work with your partner’s legal counsel to develop a marital agreement that protects your assets and helps strengthen the bond you share with your partner.

To schedule a consultation with our team, contact us online or via phone at .

What Is a Marital Agreement?

Couples can obtain a marital agreement, which acts as a legally binding contract, before or during their marriage. You can use a marital agreement to:

  • Determine how you and your spouse distribute assets and liabilities in the event of a divorce;
  • Decide whether a party is entitled to alimony (spousal support) in the event of a divorce; and
  • Establish what assets and liabilities are classified as separate or community property.

However, marital agreements cannot:

  • Contain terms for a future child custody arrangement in the event of a divorce;
  • Have stipulations that impact the support a child receives;
  • Attempt to establish the distribution of property in an inequitable manner.
During the drafting phase of a marital agreement, both parties must disclose all property they own to ensure that the resulting agreement is fair and takes into account the financial status of both parties.

A variety of circumstances can render a marital agreement unenforceable, including a party failing to disclose their property or coercing the other into signing an agreement that counters their best interests.

At Alternative Divorce Solutions, our Bakersfield marital agreement lawyers help Californians develop thorough marital agreements that suit the interests of all parties involved.

To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or via phone at 949-368-2121.

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Jeanann Khalife

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  • You get to be in control of your divorce.
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  • Less stressful for every family member.
  • Neutral help from a qualified mediator.
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  • Can protect the interests of young children.
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