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Premarital, Post-Marital & Cohabitation Agreements

California Premarital, Post-Marital & Cohabitation Agreements If you are considering marriage or just living together, you may have concerns about a variety of issues. What if there are children from a previous marriage? How will assets be divided if the relationship ends? What happens if you die? Without an effective premarital (sometimes called prenuptial) or cohabitation agreement in place these questions will be answered for you by the courts if things don't work out. However, you can reach agreement with your partner in advance, answer these questions yourselves and enter into an enforceable premarital or cohabitation agreement outlining your respective rights.

Many individuals and couples who love each other want to enter into a committed relationship but are frightened about the financial implications. One party may own a thriving business or an expensive home or there may be children from a previous marriage. Or one party may have extensive debts, which frighten his/her partner. Although parties don't want to enter a relationship assuming it will end, they are also afraid of what they might lose if things don't work out.

Judith believes that the Collaborative Law process is particularly suited to helping people reach agreements, which can be included in effective and enforceable premarital or cohabitation agreements. In this Collaborative Law process, each party hires his or her own lawyer and the parties and lawyers meet together to discuss the issues to be covered before drafting an agreement. Each party is encouraged to express his or her concerns, with the resulting document reflecting joint agreement or compromises. These agreements can address any issue that the parties choose including distribution of their assets if they decide to end their relationship. This process usually ends up strengthening a relationship, not hurting it!

Parties can also enter into postmarital agreements (sometimes referred to as “postnuptial agreements”) covering many of the same issues. However, the process and your duties to each other are different during your marriage. You need an attorney familiar with postmarital agreements to ensure that your postmarital agreement will be enforced.

It is VERY IMPORTANT for parties to choose an attorney who is experienced and familiar with California law governing the enforceability of all of these agreements. Judith Nesburn has lectured extensively in this specialized area of law and has worked with parties negotiating and drafting cohabitation, premarital and post-marital agreements for many years.

At the Law and Mediation Offices of Judith C. Nesburn, located in Los Angeles, the focus is on alternative means of dispute resolution in all divorce and family law matters, including the review and preparation of pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements/contracts. Please contact Judith to schedule a confidential meeting to learn how you can resolve your family law matters with sensitivity, dignity and mutual respect.

Attorney Judith C. Nesburn has been practicing law since 1986, representing men and women throughout the Greater Los Angeles area in divorce and family law disputes. The combination of her legal expertise and her prior years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker uniquely qualifies Judith as an effective advocate and compassionate ally for her family law clients. Please contact Judith to discuss how you can use a Collaborative approach in cohabitation, pre-nuptial and postnuptial agreements.


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phone: 310-207-4400 | fax: 310-207-3118
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At the Law and Mediation Offices of Judith C. Nesburn, we handle divorce and family law matters for individuals throughout Greater Los Angeles County, including Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Brentwood, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, the San Fernando Valley, Malibu and Pacific Palisades.