Conscious Coupling

Premarital Agreements

What is a prenup?

A premarital agreement, also called a prenuptial agreement, or a “prenup” for short, is a written agreement where both spouses come to a clear understanding on the division of assets, debts and other marital obligations in the event of a divorce or death.

It’s so unromantic, so why have a prenup?

You and your spouse may start with a mutual understanding about finances and other matters, but it’s a good idea to put the agreement in writing.

This way, both parties are clear on the specific terms of the agreement, and if for some reason a dispute arises in the future, the terms are much easier to enforce.

A Conscious Coupling Approach

Prenups are unfairly judged as a sign of distrust, not love. We feel that having this conversation with your soon to be spouse is a sign of deep trust, openness and transparency.

You marry for love, but in today’s world, a marriage certificate is also a legal contract. It’s important to understand what each person has coming into the relationship, and what each person expects from the relationship.

We know it might be a difficult discussion to have, but we believe it can also bring more intimacy to the relationship if the foundation of communication is based in honesty.

Prenup

Do you need attorney assistance with drafting or reviewing a prenup? We can help!

We provide affordable flat fee prenup drafting services, and also provide consulting and review services for agreements drafted by another attorney.

Free Phone Consultations

619-800-1801

Flat Fee Premarital Agreement Drafting

Services Included

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Family Law Explained By An Attorney

Work with an experienced family law attorney that can explain how family law works in California in easy to understand language.

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Unlimited Phone & Email

We want to make sure you have the information you need to make informed decisions, so reach out anytime. We don’t bill for time, so you don’t have to worry about getting charged for every call or email.

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1-Hour Zoom with Attorney

However you’d like to use it, a 1-hour Zoom video session with Attorney Cotugno is included in the flat fee so you can review your draft agreement, ask legal questions, and discuss your options.

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Complete Everything Online

No office or court visits needed. We’ve streamlined the process to handle most everything electronicially via email, electronic sigature and Zoom. In most cases, only one document needs to be notarized.

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Step-By-Step Guides

We provide straightforward questionnaires to help you collect relevant financial information and outline your agreement.

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We Handle All The Paperwork

We handle all of the paperwork and include unlimited revisions until a final version is agreed upon by both parties.

Transparent & Affordable Pricing

Flat Fee Services

At Conscious Divorce, we don’t think your legal fees should be shrouded in mystery or drain your life savings. We strive to bring transparency and awareness into all areas of divorce, including what it will cost.

After fine-tuning our operations over several decades, we’ve streamlined our practice and cut overhead so we can offer expert legal help at a reasonable price.

Premarital Agreement: Attorney Consulting & Drafting

$1,800 Flat Fee

For those looking for attorney advice and assistance in the drafting, editing, negotiation and finalization of a premarital or postnuptial agreement.

Premarital Agreement: Attorney Review Only

$900 Flat Fee

For individuals needing a consulting attorney to review, consult, negotiate, and sign off on a premarital agreement drafted by their future spouse’s attorney. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to learn more? Contact us to schedule a free phone consultation to discuss your situation, ask questions, and go over your options. 

What is a prenup?

A prenuptial agreement, also called a premarital agreement or a prenup for short, is a written agreement where both spouses come to a clear understanding on the division of assets, debts and other marital obligations in the event of a divorce or death.

You and your spouse may start with a mutual understanding about finances and other matters, but it’s a good idea to put the agreement in writing.

This way, both parties are clear on the specific terms of the agreement, and if for some reason a dispute arises in the future, the terms are much easier to enforce.

What topics are covered in a prenup?

Prenups / Postnups can be used to:

  • Clarify financial rights and responsibilities during a marriage.
  • Clarify and protect an individual’s separate property or assets.
  • Determine how to split property purchased during the marriage.
  • Protect a party from assuming the debts of the other party.
  • Determine how property will be passed upon death.
  • Avoid long, costly disputes in case of divorce.

Do I need an attorney to draft my prenup?

Although it is perfectly fine to negotiate and create a basic prenup yourself, the laws can be complicated and at a minimum, we advise you to consult with an attorney before getting started.

Both parties should get the prenup reviewed by their own attorney who can advise them on their rights and review the prenup to ensure it complies with state law.

What is the difference between a prenup and a postnup?

A prenuptial agreement occurs prior to a marriage.

A postnuptial agreement, also called a postnup, is entered into after the marriage has taken place.

How do we get started?

Contact us to schedule a free 20-30 minute consultation call with attorney/mediator Michael Cotugno to discuss your situation, answer your questions, and discuss your options.

We encourage couples to be on the call together, but can schedule individual calls if preferred.  We can also provide a conference call number to dial in if you both will be calling in from different locations.

Once you decide you’d like to move forward, we send you a fee agreement for signature, an invoice link, and several questionnaires to complete.

Conscious Divorce

Meet the Team

Family Law Attorney & Mediator Michael C. Cotugno, Esq.

Michael C. Cotugno, Esq.

Family Law Attorney & Mediator

Michael is an licensed California attorney and mediator with over 27 years of experience in family law. After decades of litigation experience, and seeing it’s debilitating effects, Michael knew there was a better alternative. He founded Conscious Divorce to provide settlement focused support to help separating couples move on as peacefully as possible.

As the neutral attorney in mediation cases, Michael answers client’s legal questions and explains the law so both parties are aware of their legal rights. During the mediation session, he facilitates negotiations and helps buffer challenging discussions. Additionally, he runs sample support and equalization calculations and drafts all Settlement Agreements and Judgment documents.

Janessa Cotugno, MA - Conscious Divorce Office Administrator

Janessa Cotugno, MA

Conscious Divorce Office Adminstrator

Janessa provides client and project management support to provide clarity and structure throughout the process so clients can focus on what matters.

With step-by-step guidance, Janessa assists clients through collecting all of the needed information needed through a series of questionnaires which she uses to draft the Initial Pleadings and Financial Disclosures. Additionally, she facilitates client communications, scheduling and document management.

She also oversees business operations for Conscious Divorce.

Address

Conscious Divorce
2445 Fifth Ave Ste 330
San Diego CA 92101

Phone

(619) 800-1801

Email

info@consciousdivorce.com

Business Hours

Monday – Friday : 9:00 – 5:00
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Evening and Weekend Appointments Available Upon Request

Service Areas

We serve ALL California counties via Zoom, email and phone. In person meetings are available at our San Diego office.

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