Postnuptial & Prenuptial Agreements – Texas Attorneys
Any stigma of distrust or marital uncertainty attached to postnuptial and prenuptial agreements should be long gone by now. It’s simply a mature preventive step, or a ‘just in case’ clause.
In recent years it has become more and more common for marrying couples to draw up this type of legal agreement protecting their individual assets before, or shortly into, a new marriage. If you wish to keep control over the assets you’ve worked hard to obtain, a pre- or postnuptial agreement is the responsible, easy choice.
How do they work?
Prenuptial Agreement: a legal document—created and agreed upon before marriage—that establishes independence of particular assets in the event of a divorce.
Postnuptial Agreement: a similar legal agreement establishing ownership of assets, but created and agreed upon after you are already married.
*Both types of agreement may include negative assets (debts) and stipulations concerning child support or alimony in the event of a divorce involving shared children or stepchildren.
Law Firm for Prenup and Postnuptial Agreements – Austin, TX
Evans Family Law Group provides legal services to marrying couples in Austin and across Texas that wish to keep certain assets independent as they enter into marriage. Our attorneys have been practicing exclusively in family law for over 17 years and are highly sensitive to the delicate subject of prenup or postnup agreements.
*Prenup and postnuptial agreements are particularly relevant to residents of Texas because the state does not recognize legal separation unless made formal through divorce. Having an agreement in place that divides assets according on your terms may relieve some of the stress commonly accompanying a new marriage.
Contact our Austin Legal Office today to find out more about your options for prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.