Why Prenuptial Agreements Are Important in Estate Planning

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21st Oct 2016

  While some might consider Prenups to be old fashioned or only for those with substantial amounts of wealth and property, the need for Prenuptial Agreement is actually becoming quite commonplace these days due to the increase in the divorce … more

Marriage Statistics – Infographic

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26th Nov 2014

What are the odds of having a successful marriage and how many couples get prenups? Find out more information with this handy infographic! Marriage Statistics

Do I Need a California Prenuptial Agreement?

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22nd Nov 2014

Prenuptial agreements, or prenups, are only sought by one in ten couples. With such a statistic, the obvious question is why you might need one when so many choose to avoid the process altogether. In answering this question, it is … more

Orange County-What is a Prenuptial Agreement

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23rd Dec 2012

A prenuptial agreement is a contract between two peoplr who are engaged to be married.  Also known as “prenup,” such an agreement is called a premarital agreement in California and becomes effective upon marriage.     The premarital agreement generally sets forth … more

What is the Difference between Community and Separate Property

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18th Dec 2012

In California, getting married does not just mean loving each other. It also means sharing ownership of properties. The State of California is known as a “community property state.”  California recognizes the concept of community property. This simply means that … more

Tips for Prenuptial Agreements in Orange County

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5th Oct 2012

A young man went to his future father-in-law to ask for the hand of his daughter in marriage.                 “Yes,” the old man chuckled, “and you can even have the rest that goes with her hand.”                 The anecdote above … more

Helpful Tips on Preparing Your Prenuptial Agreement in California

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23rd Aug 2012

A lot of people may think that prenuptial agreements are exclusive to celebrities and other public figures.  But no, it is for all.  A prenuptial agreement is basically designed to protect an individual’s possessions, properties, accountabilities, etc. before he or … more

19th Nov 2010

DWIGHT EDWARD TOMPKINS Attorney at Law TOMPKINS-LAW.COM    This blog is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal advice from a qualified estate planning attorney in your jurisdiction.  

17th Sep 2010

a A prenuptial agreement sets out the property rights between the partners to a pending marriage, i.e., what will be their community property (what they own together), and what will be their separate property (what one of them owns separate … more