Texas Postnuptial Agreements
Postnuptial agreements are the same as prenuptial agreements in that they are both contracts established between couples. The only difference between a postnuptial agreement and a prenuptial agreement is that a postnuptial agreement is drafted after a couple is married and becomes effective immediately and a prenuptial agreement is drafted before a couple is married, but does not become effective until marriage.
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Texas postnuptial agreements are a way for married couples to determine how their property and assets should be divided in the event of a death or divorce. These contracts can be used to protect property for children of a previous relationship, protect a family business from leaving the family, protect an inheritance or gift that is meant for one spouse, protect individual property, protect one spouse from taking on the debt accumulated by the other during the course of the marriage and more that our experienced attorney can discuss with you.
For postnuptial agreements to be legally sound, they must offer terms and conditions that are fair to both spouses, be drafted without either spouse being under duress, and include a full disclosure of assets and finances. It is important to hire an experienced family law attorney to draft a postnuptial agreement, since such agreements are carefully scrutinized under Texas law. A postnuptial that does not stand up to Texas law may be declared void.
When you and your spouse are considering the benefits of a postnuptial agreement, contact the law office of Wilfried P. Schmitz & Associates, P.C. Our Houston family law attorney has been helping couples prepare for the future for over 25 years and is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. If you believe a postnuptial agreement is a good idea for you and your spouse, we can help you understand the future consequences of specific actions and draft a postnuptial agreement that is legally sound.