You Both Deserve A Secure Future; Map It Out
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements have been unfairly described as blueprints for divorce. Others criticize them as tools used by the wealthier spouse to deny their husband or wife access to their money and property should the marriage end.
Neither perception is true for most people. Many Texas couples create a prenuptial agreement before the wedding or a postnuptial agreement after they exchange vows and remain happily married for life. Courts will also not enforce an agreement that denies one spouse access to marital assets or property that is rightfully theirs due to contributions made during the marriage. Learn more about the power of a prenuptial or premarital agreement by consulting with Branch Law Firm.
Reasons To Consider A Premarital Or Postmarital Agreement
Many couples find the process of creating a premarital or postmarital agreement to be helpful overall. Here are some of the many ways that a “prenup” or “postnup” can benefit your relationship:
- Property owned by each spouse before the marriage can be identified and categorized as separate.
- You can specify what happens with separately or mutually owned property or debt in the event that divorce occurs or one spouse dies in alignment with your estate plan.
- Children from previous relationships can be protected financially.
You don’t have to be wealthy to benefit from a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. By clarifying financial expectations before the wedding or soon afterward, you can begin your marriage without worrying about unspoken assumptions, and if divorce does occur, a fair agreement can save time and money.
For Best Results, Work With A Caring, Experienced Family Law Attorney
Branch Law Firm always stands for the best interests of its family law clients. Attorney Crista Marichalar Branch can help you draft an agreement that protects your respective futures and helps to start your marriage on a positive note.
Ms. Branch will also review an existing prenup or postnup when a divorce is on the way to determine whether there are reasons to contest the agreement as invalid. For answers to your questions about prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and other family law matters in Texas, contact Branch Law Firm.