Your Rights Are Protected If The Relationship Ends

Whether you are living together, engaged or married, there are legal documents that can protect you if the relationship ends. Making these types of decisions now is much easier than doing it if the relationship is over. At The Law Office of Karen H. Beckman in Orange County, you can get the legal protection you need from an experienced California family law attorney.

To schedule an appointment with a lawyer, please call 714-730-9771 or contact the firm online today.

Now Is The Time To Make Good Decisions About The Future

Cohabitation agreements are for couples who are not married, prenuptial agreements are for couples who are getting married and marital agreements are for married couples. The firm provides representation for all three types of agreements.

Before we draft prenuptial or cohabitation agreements, it is a good idea if each party has his or her own lawyer. There must be a full disclosure of assets and debts. Through negotiation, the parties will determine what each person's rights will be if they end the relationship. You can use prenuptial or cohabitation agreements to specify your rights regarding:

  • Real estate
  • Personal property, including vehicles
  • Purchases and acquisitions made during cohabitation or marriage
  • Expensive gifts
  • Spousal support
  • Loans, credit cards and other debts
  • Investments or contributions to one party's education or training

In addition, you can use these agreements to set aside certain assets for children. This is especially helpful in blended families.

Find Out How To Protect Your Rights

Please call our Tustin office at 714-730-9771 to schedule a consultation. You may also contact the firm online.