Premarital and Post Marital agreements

You Both Deserve a Secure Future

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements have been unfairly described as blueprints for divorce. Others criticize them as tools used by the wealthier spouse to deny their husband or wife access to their money and property should the marriage end.

Neither perception is true. Many Texas couples create a prenuptial agreement before the wedding or a postnuptial agreement after they exchange vows and remain happily married for life. Courts will also not enforce an agreement that denies one spouse access to marital assets or property that is rightfully theirs due to contributions made during the marriage.

Here are some of the many ways that a ‘prenup’ or ‘postnup’ can benefit your relationship:

  • Property owned by each spouse before the marriage can be identified and categorized as separate.
  • You can specify what happens with separately owned property or debt in the event that divorce occurs or one spouse dies.
  • Children from previous relationships can be protected financially

You don’t have to be wealthy to benefit from a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. By clarifying financial expectations before the wedding or soon afterward, you can begin your marriage without worrying about unspoken assumptions, and if divorce does occur, a fair agreement can save time and money.

If you have any questions about prenuptial and postnuptial agreements in Texas, contact Branch Family Law. We can help you draft an agreement that protects your respective futures and starts your marriage on a positive note.