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Law Office of Sally Cooperrider

  210 N. 4th Street, Suite 201  
San Jose, CA 95112   
Phone: (408) 287-7719

Pre-nuptial Agreements

Many couples choose to create a Pre-nuptial Agreement before they get married or become domestic partners. They may just want to document what property they both own before marriage, or they may want to change the normal legal rules about the creation of community property during the marriage. For instance, sometimes they agree that the house that one party owned before the marriage will stay separate property, and there won't be any community property interest in it even though the mortgage is paid down during the marriage with community funds. Sometimes, they agree that they won't have any interest in the pensions or retirement accounts of the other. Sally Cooperrider can discuss your wishes and tailor a Pre-nuptial Agreement to your needs, as well as following the procedural rules needed to make the Agreement binding.