Texas Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
These Houston Lawyers Draft and Defend Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
When two people are planning to get married, their lives are generally filled with thoughts of living “happily ever after.” The idea of their fairytale coming to an abrupt halt barely enters their minds: it is far too easy – and pleasant – to be caught up in the romance and joy of making a loving commitment to each other than to consider a less-than-pleasant ending to your love story. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements seem too unromantic when you’re in love.
Unfortunately, with today’s divorce rate, proactively planning for an uncertain future has become a very wise choice. By drafting a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, you are not dooming your marriage to end in divorce. You and your future spouse are simply protecting your individual assets – at a time when you’re likely to be most accommodating and generous – in case things ever go awry between you.
At Carter Morris, LLP, in Houston, Texas, we work with couples preparing to marry and those who have already committed to matrimony. Our experienced attorneys will aid you and your loved one in drafting a fair and just prenuptial or postnuptial agreement that protects everyone’s best interests in case of divorce or untimely death. We also help those subject to unreasonable marriage agreements defend their personal welfare during dissolution of marriage.
Creating a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement may be one of the wisest choices you can make. Take the proactive approach and contact our office to arrange an appointment.
What are the Advantages of a Prenuptial Agreement?
Some people are hesitant to enter into a prenuptial agreement with their spouse-to-be. They may feel it reduces the level of trust or commitment in the relationship. This is not the case. A prenuptial agreement is meant to safeguard both parties in the event of an unanticipated divorce – particularly a high-net-worth divorce. Drafting a prenuptial agreement can:
- Protect your separate or premarital property
- Define what is considered community property
- Establish ground rules for future economic matters
- Reduce the time and money involved in a divorce
What is a Postnuptial Agreement?
Postnuptial agreements are marriage agreements entered into after a legal marriage has taken place. If drafted, they must be in place before either party chooses to end the marriage. As with prenuptial agreements, they provide provisions for protecting assets in the event of divorce or death.