Do You Need A Prenuptial Or Postnuptial Agreement?
There are many reasons that you or your future spouse may be in need of a prenuptial agreement. Under Texas law, “prenups” allow people to shield assets from division and uncertainty in the event of a divorce as well as protect the property rights of children from earlier marriages.
It is important never to rush into prenuptial agreements. These are legal contracts that have the potential to affect your immediate and long-term financial well-being and, in some cases, the future of your children. At Albano Law, PLLC, in Frisco, Texas, we help our clients understand their options and protect their rights when entering into prenuptial or postnuptial agreements.
A postnuptial agreement may be used after the marriage for various reasons. You may enter into a “postnup” to ratify your prenuptial agreement, protect an inheritance or insulate yourself from your spouse’s debt, for example.
Strategic Legal Guidance For Those Drafting Or Reviewing Marital Property Agreements
Whether you would like to draft a prenuptial agreement or have been presented with one, it can be critical to seek legal counsel from an experienced attorney. Christine G. Albano is a well-respected lawyer who is Board-Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is well-prepared to help you:
- Ensure your prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is drafted properly. Marital agreements can be voided — and thus unenforceable — if they do not meet certain legal standards.
- Protect your interests in the event of divorce or death. There is much to consider when entering into a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. These contracts are far more complicated than many people realize. Should you be entitled to receive, or obligated to pay, salary or compensation upon divorce if one spouse has not worked during the marriage? Who would stay in the house in the event of divorce or death? Should your spouse, children or grandchildren inherit your estate in the event of death?
If you have been presented with a prenuptial agreement, it is wise to look it over with an attorney before you sign it. Make sure that you do not unknowingly waive important rights.
Talk To A Lawyer About Your Options. Contact Us Today.
When you are ready to talk to an attorney about drafting a marital agreement — or if you have been asked to sign one — please contact our law office. We are prepared to help you understand your options and ensure any agreement you sign is in line with your priorities and best interests. Call 972-987-0963 or send us an email today to schedule your legal consultation.