Are you looking to protect your financial interests before entering into a marriage? Prenuptial agreements are common way to do just that in today’s society. A prenuptial agreement is a written agreement entered into by two people prior to getting married, which describes how property and/or other assets will be divided in the event of a divorce. A prenuptial agreement is an effective way to ensure that children from an earlier marriage or a family business is not impacted in the event of a divorce. It’s a chance to have an open and honest discussion about your respective financial situations and how you each view your assets, both separate and joint.
Legality of Prenuptial Agreements in Texas
Prenuptial agreements are well recognized and accepted by Texas courts. However, to ensure that your prenuptial agreement is upheld should you have to go to court on the issue, it is extremely important to make sure that it is drafted correctly and is properly executed. If your prenuptial agreement is not properly drafted, is unclear or confusing in its language or vague with respect to certain terms, or does not contain certain specific legal formalities, the agreement may not be recognized as valid and binding by the court.
To protect your financial interests and ensure the your prenuptial agreement is valid, we encourage you to contact the us at K&M so we can discuss your concerns, your goals and your marriage plans. We can evaluate your assets and your financial situation and recommend how you may best protect your interests, be they your children, a family business or a business you have built up yourself.
Working with a Post-Nuptual Agreement Attorney
A post-nuptual (or post-marital) agreement is a written agreement governing the division of assets and interests between two people, that is executed after a couple has already married, instead of before marriage like a prenuptial agreement. Many times, couples do not realize their need for an agreement that spells out and clarifies their respective financial obligations and interests until after they have been married. Under these circumstances, a post-nuptual agreement attorney can help you discuss and evaluate your respective situations and help you plan out and finalize an agreement that suits all of your needs.
Contact a Prenuptial & Post-Nuptual agreement attorney at K&M.
Please call us at K&M and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about this issue. We understand that this can be a delicate subject between two people (before and after marriage) and our discretion is unparalleled.