Post-nuptial agreements are a written consensus between two parties, entered into after the marriage occurs. The purpose of a post-nuptial agreement (also known as Marital agreement or Transmutation agreement) is similar to the purpose of a pre-nuptial agreement in that it helps parties work through potential problems before they occur so there are less surprises down the road.
A post-nuptial agreement offers protection to both parties by allowing the couple to discuss the division of assets without leaving that division up to guidelines provided under California law.
California couples have many reasons for seeking post-nuptial agreements immediately after or during the marriage. Keep reading to see if a post-nuptial agreement is just what you’ve been looking for.