Chapter 1. General Provisions of California Family Law Code >> Division 4. >> Part 5. >> Chapter 1.
The property rights of spouses prescribed by statute may be
altered by a premarital agreement or other marital property
A minor may make a valid premarital agreement or other
marital property agreement if the minor is emancipated or is
otherwise capable of contracting marriage.
(a) A premarital agreement or other marital property
agreement that is executed and acknowledged or proved in the manner
that a grant of real property is required to be executed and
acknowledged or proved may be recorded in the office of the recorder
of each county in which real property affected by the agreement is
(b) Recording or nonrecording of a premarital agreement or other
marital property agreement has the same effect as recording or
nonrecording of a grant of real property.
Nothing in this chapter affects the validity or effect of
premarital agreements made before January 1, 1986, and the validity
and effect of those agreements shall continue to be determined by the
law applicable to the agreements before January 1, 1986.