No Texas couple goes into their marriage with the expectation that it will end in divorce. However, there is nothing wrong with putting protections into place for a possible future event. There are many financial and practical reasons why pre-& post-marriage agreements can be beneficial, and we can explain if you should consider any of these legal protections.
There are many benefits to a prenuptial agreement. For example, this legal document can outline how certain property is divided in case of divorce, streamlining what is normally a complicated and difficult process. It can designate community property as separate property. After a marriage, a post-nuptial agreement can be drafted that offers the same property division benefits.
If you have accumulated significant wealth since your marriage or started a business, you could benefit from a post-marriage agreement. If you are entering a marriage already in possession of valuable assets, wealth or other property you wish to protect, consider a prenuptial agreement. These are also beneficial for people who have children from a previous marriage as well as for those who are entering a second or third marriage or simply want to protect their personal financial interests.
After a careful evaluation of your financial circumstances and other factors, we can determine if pre-& post-marriage agreements would be beneficial for you. These are important decisions, ones that should not be made without the guidance, support and counsel of a knowledgeable attorney. Schedule a meeting with a member of our experienced Texas team for a personal consultation and evaluation of your options.