Introduction to Prenuptial Agreements in California
A prenuptial or premarital agreement (also known as a “prenup”) is a contract signed by a couple before marriage (or domestic partnership) that specifically describes how the couple’s assets will be divided in the event of divorce. However, prenups are not limited to the division of assets. Prenuptial agreements can set terms and conditions for many other aspects of the marriage. In California, the right to a prenuptial agreement is codified by California Family Code sectio
Legal Guardianship in California: what is it, and is it right for you?
Authors: Roxana Ahmadian and Ames Smith What is legal guardianship? A legal guardian assumes temporary responsibility for a child, generally until the child turns eighteen. In California, a legal guardianship is established when a court appoints an individual to care for a particular child and/or the child’s property. Although some guardianship cases are handled in dependency court, the majority of guardianship cases actually take place in probate court. How does legal guardi