Pre-Marital Agreements (also referred to as Pre-Nuptial Agreements)
Pre-marital agreements are agreements in which parties enter into prior to their marriage to determine certain rights and obligations in the event of a breakdown in the marriage. California requires that both spouses be provided with sufficient opportunity to review any proposed premarital agreement prior to marriage. If you are contemplating such an agreement, it should be drafted and presented to the other party as soon as possible and no later than seven (7) days prior to marriage.
Post-marital agreements are similar to pre-marital agreements or pre-nuptial agreements except that they are entered into after the parties are already married.
Cohabitation agreements are similar to premarital agreements, except they are entered into by couples who desire to live together but do not contemplate marriage.