San Jose Prenuptial Agreement Attorney
Peace of Mind Through Thoughtful Planning
Until recently, many people were afraid to seek prenuptial agreements because they were afraid that others would view it as a signal that the marriage was destined to fail. Today, however, premarital contracts are more common because people have begun to view them as what they really are: useful documents enabling a couple to decide for themselves what should happen if one party dies or the marriage ends in divorce.
My name is Marilla J. Ronald, and I have more than 20 years of experience as a San Jose prenuptial agreement lawyer. I am available to draft prenups for couples in Sunnyvale and Palo Alto and throughout Silicon Valley. I am also available to review an agreement prepared by another attorney and presented to you to sign. Similarly, if you signed a premarital agreement in the past and now need to enforce it or challenge it in court, I can talk to you about your options.
Why Might You Consider a Prenuptial Agreement?
The primary benefit of a prenup is that it makes an eventual divorce less painful for each party. Divorce becomes less financially painful because the need for lengthy courtroom battles is reduced. Additionally, the process of openly discussing your relationship and your finances can lead to a happier marriage, because you have eliminated potential sources of mistrust and stress.
As a San Jose family law attorney, I have drafted prenuptial agreements to help my clients accomplish a variety of goals, some of which include:
- Ensuring that separate property stays separate
- Making sure that a child from an earlier relationship still receives an inheritance
- Creating a plan for how to handle a family-owned business in the event of divorce
California law has very specific rules that must be followed when creating a prenup. Failure to follow the rules can make the contract invalid. I am very experienced in this area of law and will walk you through the entire process, making sure all the details are taken care of.
Contact a Sunnyvale Premarital Agreement Lawyer Today
If you are thinking about creating a prenuptial agreement or if you have an existing one that you would like to challenge or enforce, please don’t hesitate to call. I am ready to answer any questions you have. To schedule a confidential consultation, call my San Jose office at 408-243-4100 or send me an email.
Marilla J. Ronald is certified as a family law specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.