Fort Worth Attorneys for Premarital and Postmarital Agreements
At The Law Office of Gary L. Nickelson, our experienced family law attorneys understand that negotiating a pre- or postmarital agreement requires legal and financial knowledge, as well as sensitivity to each party’s needs. We will review your assets and discuss the options available to you with a pre- or postmarital agreement.
Understanding Premarital Agreements
Premarital agreements lay out terms for how certain assets and debts are to be divided in the event of divorce. They can be a valuable tool for spouses who are looking to preserve their property rights, guarantee ownership of certain assets or maintain financial independence during the marriage.
Premarital agreements have numerous uses, including:
- Specifying what will be community property and what will be separate property
- Determining property division rights in the event of divorce
- Preserving the assets each party owns prior to the marriage
- Setting aside assets for children in blended families
- Keeping each party’s debts separate
Understanding Postmarital Agreements
Postmarital agreements are similar to premarital agreements but are drafted when a couple is already married. These agreements have many of the same benefits as premarital agreements, but are also useful in providing protection for new assets acquired during the marriage. Many utilize postmarital agreements as a tool to partition off assets as well, which can protect some spouses from the debt their partners may acquire. This is especially important for business owners, doctors and other professionals whose assets may be subject to lawsuits or who wish to use the agreement for tax planning purposes.
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A postmarital agreement can also function like a pre-divorce settlement to outline specific property rights of each party. To arrange an appointment with our Texas premarital/postmarital agreement lawyers, please call 817-735-4000 or complete our contact form. We can help.