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In California does getting engaged has legal binding? Means

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In California does getting engaged has legal binding ? Means if I get engaged to my living boyfriend do we come under family law or community property rules ? I intend to have prenup before I marry so do I need that before I get engaged ?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 7 months ago.

Dear Customer,

Thank you for using the forum.

No - an engagement does not create any form of legal relationship. If you intend to create a prenuptial agreement you do not need to do that until sometime before the wedding.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thank you for your answer. so when does the partnership becomes legal in California ? Only after marriage ?
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 7 months ago.

Yes, the marriage is the legal relationship - not the engagement.

(Note - the term "partnership" is not a legally accurate description of a marriage, that is a term for a business relationship as far as legal terms go - there is nothing wrong with using this term in describing a marriage in general, but if you are using it for legal purposes - it is not quite accurate).

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