The beachfront city of Santa Monica is situated on Santa Monica Bay and surrounded by the communities of Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Mar Vista and Venice. Covering a total land area of 8.26 square miles, this city is the home of many company headquarters such as Hulu, Universal Music Group, Activision Blizzard, Liongate Films, and Riot Games. This city offers numerous choices for sightseeing such as the Angels Attic, Magicopolis, the California Heritage Museum, and Muscle Beach.
As of 2014, the City of Santa Monica had an estimated population of 92,987 and a median resident age of 40.8 years. 45.1% of its population were never married, while 36.9% were already married. 11.2% were divorced and 2.1% were separated in 2013. The estimated median household income in 2013 was $67,060. The estimated median household or condominium property value was over $1 million in 2013.
Prenuptial Agreements in Santa Monica
The same sex unmarried partner households in Santa Monica reportedly made up 0.9% of all households. With the recent US Supreme Court decision prohibiting the ban on same-sex marriages, more same-sex couples are expected to legalize their unions in California, which was one of the first states to legalize this type of marriage.
Same-sex couples are subject to the same rules, rights and obligations under existing California family laws, including those created under pre-nuptial or pre-marital agreements.
Pre-nuptial agreements are contracts entered into by parties contemplating marriage prior to the celebration of the marriage. It can contain terms and conditions affecting how property or assets shall be managed during and after the marriage, child and spousal support after the marriage, and any other matter that is not contrary to law and public policy.
Many of the terms in a pre-nuptial agreement can have a significant impact on your future finances. It can be a useful tool for securing assets and income that one party has accumulated or earned before the marriage. Thus, a prenup can be a significant document for same-sex couples who generally live together for years before deciding to tie the knot.
Importance of Family Law Attorney
Just like other contracts in California, the prenup agreement must also comply with specific requirements for validity and to stand scrutiny in court when it is invoked by one party. Your lawyer can also explain your rights and duties under existing laws, allowing you to weigh matters before executing a prenup that can add or take away benefits by its terms.
Serving Santa Monica, Glendale, Beverly Hills, and other communities in Los Angeles, California, the lawyers at Lavinsky Law have extensive experience in prenuptial agreements and other family law matters. Contact us today at (310) 274-2717 to learn more about prenups and how we can help you.
Directions to our Lavinsky Law From Santa Monica, CA
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Santa Monica, CA
Total Est. Time: 6 mins
Total Est. Distance: 2.3 mi
- Head northwest on Lincoln Blvd toward Santa Monica Blvd
- Turn right at the 3rd cross street onto Wilshire Blvd
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12121 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 501
Los Angeles, California 90025