The Effect Of A Prenuptial Agreement On A California Divorce

By John J. Gilligan
March 01, 2015

John J. Gilligan, a family lawyer in Long Beach, answers:

A prenuptial agreement circumvents California law. This means that the court will uphold the agreement obtained by you and your spouse as opposed to implementing California law. A prerequisite, of course, is that the prenuptial agreement must be valid. However, assuming it is valid, the court will incorporate the terms and conditions of your premarital agreement into a judgment even if your agreed-upon issues are contrary to California law.

John Gilligan is a founding partner at the family law firm offices of Brandmeyer Gilligan Dockstader & Davidson, LLP in Long Beach, CA. John has over 30 years of experience handling family law, probate litigation and estate planning matters. He can be reached directly at 562-431-2000 or thru email. View their firm online profile here.

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March 01, 2015
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