Dallas Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreement Attorneys
Working with You to Draft Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
So, you've decided to tie the knot - congratulations! To get your new union off on the right foot, you may want to consider entering into a prenuptial agreement with your soon-to-be-spouse.
A pre or postnuptial agreement can help you establish certain protocols for your marriage, ensuring you have an equitable partnership. Our Dallas prenuptial agreement lawyers can help you draft a comprehensive prenup that suits your needs.
What Is a Prenuptial Agreement? Should I Get One?
Prenuptial agreements are often extremely useful tools, particularly in high-asset marriages. These agreements allow couples to set up their marriage on their terms rather than defer to rigid laws.
There are plenty of reasons you may want a prenuptial agreement, such as:
- Addressing what will happen to your assets if you should pass away or divorce;
- Deciding and memorializing, prior to marriage, how finances will be handled and by whom;
- Your intended spouse has significant debt or risk of debt from which you wish to be protected;
- Deciding the financial terms by which you and your intended spouse will be divorced, if such an eventuality occurs, while you still love and trust each other.
Generally speaking, the vast majority of individuals benefit from engaging in a prenup. It can help you build a stronger bond with your partner and safeguard your property, helping you have a happier, healthier marriage.
It is possible to draft, document, and file a prenuptial agreement without legal aid, but it can open the door to disaster. If all issues are not explicitly documented and accounted for, the agreement may not be binding. Our team of attorneys can work with you to understand you and your fiance's unique circumstances, needs, and goals.
How Do Postnuptial Agreements Work?
Whether you are a newlywed or celebrating your 25th anniversary together, it might be time to create a postnuptial agreement. Spouses write postnuptial agreements after marriage.
In a sense, they are very similar to prenuptial agreements. The idea behind a postnuptial agreement is to settle financial and marital issues that are present. It also dictates how a couple's assets will be divided if divorce or separation occurs.
A couple of common reasons people choose postnuptial agreements are:
- They have children from a previous marriage and want to ensure they receive some assets;
- Someone has been unfaithful, and one partner wants to persuade the other to work on the marriage;
- They have decided to stop working to spend time caring for their children and want to make sure they will be financially stable.
Creating a postnuptial agreement can help save you money in the long run if you decide to separate or divorce.
Our Dallas pre and postnuptial agreement attorneys can help you develop a strong pre or postnup with your spouse.