Prenuptial Agreements

If you are considering marriage, you may also be considering whether you need a prenuptial or premarital agreement. Prenuptial agreements are not appropriate or necessary in all situations. If you think you might need a prenuptial agreement, you seek out the advice of an experienced attorney willing to take the time to learn about your particular situation, listen to your concerns, and help you decide whether a prenuptial agreement is appropriate in your case.

A prenuptial agreement is essentially a written contract between to prospective spouses dealing with property issues and the terms of marriage. It is a legally binding contract which can identify and separate community and separate property, income and debt.

Who should consider a pre- or post-marital Agreement?

Individuals from many walks of life could benefit from a carefully drafted agreement. Some examples include:
• Individuals entering into a second third or subsequent marriage
• Individuals owning business interests or partners in professional partnerships
• Individuals entering into a marriage later in life
• Individuals, young or old, who are bringing substantial separate estates into the marriage with them
• Individuals with children from a previous relationship that may wish to protect their children’s right to inherit

Texas law permits prospective spouses to address many issues in a prenuptial agreement – but there are specific situations where a premarital agreement may be unenforceable. Our experienced attorneys understand the issues affecting the enforceability of prenuptial agreements and we will make sure any agreements you enter into are legally binding and enforceable.

Our family lawyers have the knowledge to help you decide if a premarital agreement is right for you and the experience to negotiate the best possible agreement on your behalf. If you are considering marriage and think you might benefit from a prenuptial agreement, you should speak with an experienced lawyer about your situation. Call our office today to schedule your initial client consultation.

Contact us now to discuss your case or schedule a consultation by phone at (512) 201-4083 or email to consult@centraltexaslawyers.com