Premarital Agreements / Prenuptial Agreements


Many couples in the San Francisco Bay Area are getting prenuptial agreements. These documents give couples peace of mind as they begin their wonderful journey into marriage.

A prenuptial agreement is a legal document for couples about to get married and sets out how assets and debts will be apportioned during the marriage and divided after the marriage.  Negotiating a prenuptial agreement can be an eye-opening experience as couples open up their financial lives to each other in ways they previously had not.  Writing a prenuptial agreement can be a trust building endeavor that makes a union stronger.  Prenuptial agreements work for and are appropriate for couples of all income backgrounds.

Letting a divorce happen by the default rules of the state of California may not work for many couples.  People may not want to split their assets and debts evenly, as is the law under California’s community property rules.  People may want to protect the businesses they worked all their lives for, their hard-earned pensions or the homes they purchased with their own money.  People may not want to pay for their spouse running up credit cards applied for during the marriage. Fights over asset and debt division in a divorce can be expensive and emotionally wrought, especially when children are involved.

The Law Offices of Jane Aceituno negotiates prenuptial agreements with sensitivity and in the spirit of comity and commitment, helping the soon to be spouse understand their and their partner’s finances.  The contract that results is an agreement that works for both parties and lets them take the next step in their lives together.

Interested in getting a prenuptial agreement?  Start the process by calling (415) 742-8072.