Can I Change My Prenuptial Agreement in California?

If you’re about to get married, you may be considering drafting a prenuptial agreement. However, if you are already married and you and your spouse have drafted a prenuptial agreement, you may be wondering if you can modify or change your prenuptial agreement after a change in circumstances. For example, maybe you started a business and would like to clarify that, should you ever get divorced, your business will solely remain your property. Read on and reach out to our experienced Los Angeles prenuptial agreement attorneys to learn more about whether you can change your prenuptial agreement and how our firm can help. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What function do post prenuptial agreements serve?

Prenuptial agreements serve various purposes, though they are typically primarily drafted to protect certain properties from the pitfalls of a divorce. For example, though a home that both spouses share is typically seen as community property and would be divided equitably in a divorce, one spouse can explicitly declare that he or she will keep the house in a divorce. The same is true for other types of property, including cars, sentimental assets, pets, and other assets. Prenuptial agreements also allow spouses to predetermine certain terms of a future potential divorce, including alimony.

How can I change my prenuptial agreement?

If you and your spouse had created a prenuptial agreement in years past, though things have now changed and you believe a modification to your agreement is in order, you may be able to do so. For example, if you are now making a great deal more money than you were at the time your agreement was created, you may wish to revise future alimony terms or update which assets/accounts you can keep for yourself.

On the other hand, if you believe that your spouse has violated the terms of your prenuptial agreement, you may wish to have your agreement enforced with the assistance of a competent Los Angeles divorce attorney. After all, these agreements are legally binding, and violating them is, therefore, against the law. The bottom line is that prenuptial agreements can absolutely be modified or enforced in most cases, and if you and/or your spouse would like to modify your prenuptial agreement, all you need to do is give us a call. We are here to help.

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Divorce and family law issues are notoriously complicated and personal, which is why you must hire an attorney with years of experience, as well as the compassion and skill needed to handle these sensitive matters. For the qualified, dedicated legal representation you and your family deserve and need, contact Zitser Family Law Group, APC today.

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