Dallas-Fort Worth Prenuptial Agreement Attorneys
Texas law allows spouses to enter into pre-marital and post-marital agreements. These agreements can have a significant impact on your divorce, property division, and marital maintenance. Our Dallas law firm will prepare a prenuptial agreement, which is a contract drafted prior to a marriage for the purpose of listing the provisions used when the spouses agree to marry. Prior to the marriage, it is important that the future bride and groom list any and all assets they own including a home, business, and/or retirement accounts for purposes of determining how they will be shared once they are married.
Legality of Prenuptial Agreements in Texas
In Dallas, for a prenuptial agreement to be properly entered into, the following must take place:
Both parties must sign the agreement, it must be notarized, and placed on record at the public land registry office where the couple’s residence is located.
A Dallas prenuptial agreement is not immune from change because a married couple can modify or even terminate it like any contract. Similar to a contract, when it comes to enforcing it, a Dallas prenuptial agreement can be invalidated if one party proves several claims including the following: (1) that one party was not a party to the contract and (2) that the agreement is unconscionable possibly because one party failed to disclose all assets and/or debts.
If you are looking to get married, then it will be in your best interest to protect your financial interests and ensure the enforcement of your prenuptial agreement in Texas courts. We also encourage you to contact the family law experts at K&M for a free initial consultation24 hours a day, 7 days a week to discuss and recommend the best way to protect your financial interests. K&M’s experienced family lawyers represent individuals in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, including Highland Park, Richardson, Plano, Allen, McKinney, Fort Worth, Frisco, and Dallas, Tarrant, Denton and Collin counties.
Dallas – Fort Worth Post-Nuptial Settlement Attorneys
A postmarital agreement attorney can help married couples who need their property, assets and/or debts divided in case something happens in the future. For example, each spouse may wish to determine how best to divide the sources of income from the assets so that the division is not later decided by a judge or the state. Texas is a community property state, which means that a married couple owns any property obtained during the marriage, which is why the court divides property equally.
If you are married and have not separated or divorced, then you can protect your financial interests with the help of a Dallas postnuptial agreement attorney. He can prepare or review your postnuptial agreement, and we encourage you to contact the family law experts at K&M for a free initial consultation24 hours a day, 7 days a week to discuss and recommend how to best protect your financial interests. K&M’s experienced family law attorneys represent individuals in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, including Highland Park, Richardson, Plano, Allen, McKinney, Fort Worth, Frisco, and Dallas, Tarrant, Denton and Collin counties.