About this Form:  This is a marital settlement agreement that may accompany a no-fault divorce (dissolution) filing within the State of California. This agreement is intended to help the parties formalize an allocation of their property and finances. Courts typically will require a marital settlement agreement filed in conjunction with a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage within the State of California.


MARITAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

 

AGREEMENT made on this ____________ day of ___________________, 20_____, by and between _____________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as "Wife"), who resides at ______________________________________________________________ [insert full residential address of Wife] and _____________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as "Husband"), who resides at ______________________________________________________________ [insert full residential address of Husband].

 

WHEREAS, we were married on the ___________ day of _____________________, _______, in  _________________________, State of _________________________, and we now mutually desire to dissolve our marriage and mutually agree to live permanently separate and apart from each other, as if we were single;

 

WHEREAS, we each have exercised good faith and have made fair, accurate, and complete disclosure to each other regarding all financial and property matters pertaining to this marital settlement agreement;

 

WHEREAS, we mutually desire to settle by agreement all matters regarding our marital affairs, personal and real property, and finances;

 

WHEREAS, we mutually intend this agreement to be a final disposition regarding the marital issues addressed herein and intend that this agreement be incorporated into any subsequent FINAL JUDGEMENT OF DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE.

 

THEREFORE, in exchange for the mutual promises herein contained, we agree to live separately and to divide our property and finances according to the following mutually agreed upon terms and conditions:

 

1.  REAL ESTATE

A.  RESIDENCE

 

Husband shall reside at _________________________________________________  ____________________________________________________________________.

 

Wife shall reside at_____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________.

 

B. HOMESTEAD

 

Husband and Wife own the following real property as their family residence, located at ____________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________.

 

Husband and Wife agree that ____________________________ shall continue to reside at the above mentioned family residence.

 

Rights, responsibilities and expenses regarding the above mentioned family residence shall be distributed as follows:

 

1)       Title:

Husband shall have the following rights of title and ownership in the family residence: _____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

Wife shall have the following rights of title and ownership in the family residence:

_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

2)       Expenses, Mortgage and Maintenance:

Husband shall be responsible for and pay the following expenses regarding the family residence:

_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

Wife shall be responsible for and pay the following expenses regarding the family residence:

_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

C.  OTHER REAL ESTATE

 

Husband and Wife jointly own the following other real estate to be divided as follows:

 

1)  To Husband: _____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

2)       To Wife:

_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

2. PERSONAL PROPERTY

A. HOUSEHOLD GOODS

Husband and Wife jointly own the following household goods to be divided as follows:

 

1) To Husband: _____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

2) To Wife: _____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

B. AUTOMOBILES

Husband and Wife jointly own the following automobiles to be divided as follows:

 

1) To Husband: _____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

2) To Wife: _____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

C. OTHER PERSONAL PROPERTY

Husband and Wife own the following other personal property to be divided as follows:

 

1) To Husband: _____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

2) To Wife: _____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

3. BANK ACCOUNTS

Husband and Wife jointly hold the following bank accounts:

________________________________________ (Account Number)

________________________________________ (Account Balance)

 

________________________________________

________________________________________

________________________________________

________________________________________

(Name and Address of Institution)

 

________________________________________ (Account Number)

________________________________________ (Account Balance)

 

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________________________________________

________________________________________

________________________________________

(Name and Address of Institution)

 

________________________________________ (Account Number)

________________________________________ (Account Balance)

 

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________________________________________

________________________________________

________________________________________

(Name and Address of Institution)

 

________________________________________ (Account Number)

________________________________________ (Account Balance)

 

________________________________________

________________________________________

________________________________________

________________________________________

(Name and Address of Institution)

 

The above mentioned accounts shall be divided as follows:

 

1) To Husband: _____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

2) To Wife: _____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

4. DEBTS

Husband and Wife jointly hold the following debts outstanding:

 

________________________________________ (Account Number)

________________________________________ (Account Balance)

 

________________________________________

________________________________________

________________________________________

________________________________________

(Name and Address of Institution)

 

________________________________________ (Account Number)

________________________________________ (Account Balance)

 

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________________________________________

________________________________________

________________________________________

(Name and Address of Institution)

 

________________________________________ (Account Number)

________________________________________ (Account Balance)

 

________________________________________

________________________________________

________________________________________

________________________________________

(Name and Address of Institution)

 

________________________________________ (Account Number)

________________________________________ (Account Balance)

 

________________________________________

________________________________________

________________________________________

________________________________________

(Name and Address of Institution)

 

The above mentioned debts shall be divided as follows:

 

1) Husband agrees to pay and assume all responsibility for the following debts: _____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

2) Wife agrees to pay and assume all responsibility for the following debts: _____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

Husband and Wife agree that from the date of this agreement, neither shall assume any joint debt or liability.  Husband and Wife agree that each shall be individually responsible for all debts that he or she acquires subsequent to the date of this agreement.

 

5. TAX LIABILITY

Husband and Wife agree that any joint tax liability shall be assumed as follows:

 

1) By Husband: _____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

2) By Wife: _____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

6.  LIFE INSURANCE

 

A.  Husband owns the following life insurance policies naming Wife as beneficiary:

 

___________________________________ (Policy Number)

___________________________________ (Policy Amount)

 

___________________________________

___________________________________

___________________________________

___________________________________

(Name and Address of Institution)

 

 

___________________________________ (Policy Number)

___________________________________ (Policy Amount)

 

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___________________________________

___________________________________

___________________________________

(Name and Address of Institution)

 

___________________________________ (Policy Number)

___________________________________ (Policy Amount)

 

___________________________________

___________________________________

___________________________________

___________________________________

(Name and Address of Institution)

 

Husband agrees that Wife [check one:]  _________shall, or _________shall not remain the beneficiary of the following life insurance policies:

_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

B.  Wife owns the following life insurance policies naming Husband as beneficiary:

 

___________________________________ (Policy Number)

___________________________________ (Policy Amount)

 

___________________________________

___________________________________

___________________________________

___________________________________

(Name and Address of Institution)

 

 

___________________________________ (Policy Number)

___________________________________ (Policy Amount)

 

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___________________________________

___________________________________

(Name and Address of Institution)

 

___________________________________ (Policy Number)

___________________________________ (Policy Amount)

 

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___________________________________

___________________________________

___________________________________

(Name and Address of Institution)

 

Wife agrees that Husband [check one:]  _________shall, or _________shall not remain the beneficiary of the following life insurance policies:

_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

7. HEALTH INSURANCE

Husband and Wife agree as follows in relation to their respective health care coverage:

_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

8.  SPOUSAL SUPPORT

A.  Husband shall pay to Wife spousal support in the sum of _____________________________ dollars ($______), _________________________ [specify "weekly" or "monthly"], beginning on the ____________ day of __________________, 20 ____.  Husband shall continue to pay this sum for a period of ________________________, subject to the following mutually agreed upon conditions:

_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

B.  Wife shall pay to Husband spousal support in the sum of  _____________________________ dollars ($______), _________________________ [specify "weekly" or "monthly"], beginning on the ____________ day of __________________, 20 ____.  Wife shall continue to pay this sum for a period of ________________________, subject to the following mutually agreed upon conditions:

_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

9. LEGAL NAME

Husband and Wife agree that upon final divorce or dissolution of the marriage, Wife shall have the right to retain her married name or shall also have the right to return to her maiden or former name: _________________________________ [insert Wife's maiden name].

 

10.  FINAL AGREEMENT

This agreement sets forth the entire agreement and understanding between the Husband and Wife relating to the settlement of martial property and finances and supersedes all prior discussions between us.  No modification of or amendment to this agreement, nor any waiver of any rights under this agreement, will be effective unless in writing signed by the party to be charged.

 

11.  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Husband and Wife acknowledge that each has entered into this agreement in good faith, without any duress or undue influence.  Each understands his or her right to seek independent counsel regarding this agreement, and each has had the opportunity to seek independent counsel prior to signing this agreement.

 

12.  CHOICE OF LAW

Husband and Wife agree that this agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California.

 

Signed and dated this __________ day of _______________________, 20_____.

 

 

 

________________________________                   ________________________________

Wife                                                                     Husband

 

 

 

________________________________                   ________________________________

Witness #1 for Wife                                               Witness #1 for Husband

 

 

 

________________________________                   ________________________________

Witness #2 for Wife                                               Witness #2 for Husband


CERTIFICATE OF ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF NOTARY PUBLIC

A notary public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document, to which this certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document.


State of California
County of ___________________

On __________________ before me, __________________________________________________________________________ (here insert name and title of the officer), personally appeared __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________, who proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument.

I certify under PENALTY OF PERJURY under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing paragraph is true and correct.

WITNESS my hand and official seal.

 

_______________________________         (Seal)
Signature

 


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