Flat-fee prenup drafting and review for individuals and couples who desire a formal premarital or postmarital agreement.
Prenup Consulting & Preparation
$1500 Flat Fee
For those looking for attorney advice and assistance in the drafting, editing and finalization of a premarital or postnuptial agreement.
Prenup Review Only
$750 Flat Fee
For individuals needing a consulting attorney to review, edit and finalize a prenup drafted by their future spouse’s attorney.
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.
1 Hour Zoom with Attorney
However you’d like to use it, a 1 hour Zoom vido session with Attorney Cotugno is included in the flat fee so you can review your draft agreement, ask legal questions, and discuss your options.
Family Law Explained
Work with an experienced family law attorney that can explain how family law works in California in easy to understand language.
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.
We provide straightforward questionnaires to help you collect relevant financial information and outline your agreement.
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.
Meet The Team
Michael C. Cotugno, Esq., Attorney/Mediator
Michael is both an attorney and mediator with over 26 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.
Janessa Cotugno M.A., Office Administrator
Janessa provides client and project management support to provide clarity and structure throughout the process so clients can focus on what matters. She also oversees business operations for Conscious Divorce.
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.
It's so unromantic, so why have a prenup?
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 todays 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.
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.
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San Diego CA 92101
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Evening and Weekend Appointments Available Upon Request
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