California Premarital Agreements
CALIFORNIA FAMILY CODE
UNIFORM PREMARITAL AGREEMENT ACT
Family Code Section 1612
(a) Parties to a premarital agreement may contract with respect to all
of the following:
(1) The rights and obligations of each of the parties in any of the property
of either or both of them whenever and wherever acquired or located.
(2) The right to buy, sell, use, transfer, exchange, abandon, lease, consume,
expend, assign, create a security interest in, mortgage, encumber, dispose
of, or otherwise manage and control property.
(3) The disposition of property upon separation, marital dissolution, death,
or the occurrence or nonoccurrence of any other event.
(4) The making of a will, trust, or other arrangement to carry out the
provisions of the agreement.
(5) The ownership rights in and disposition of the death benefit from a
life insurance policy.
(6) The choice of law governing the construction of the agreement.
(7) Any other matter, including their personal rights and obligations,
not in violation of public policy or a statute imposing a criminal penalty.
(b) The right of a child to support may not be adversely affected by a
(c) Any provision in a premarital agreement regarding spousal support,
including, but not limited to, a waiver of it, is not enforceable if the
party against whom enforcement of the spousal support provision is sought
was not represented by independent counsel at the time the agreement containing
the provision was signed, or if the provision regarding spousal support
is unconscionable at the time of enforcement. An otherwise unenforceable
provision in a premarital agreement regarding spousal support may not
become enforceable solely because the party against whom enforcement is
sought was represented by independent counsel.