Create A Premarital Agreement That Lasts For Your Marriage
Premarital agreements, referred to as prenuptial agreements in some other states, were once thought to be a tool of the wealthy and powerful. These days, however, couples across Texas find benefits from marital contracts – regardless of their net worth.
Skillern Firm can help you set expectations for your future together. Whether your marriage lasts a lifetime or comes to an end, a premarital agreement can give you peace of mind. Our family law attorneys can work directly with you to craft a fair contract.
Elements Of A Premarital Or Postmarital Agreement
There are many misconceptions about premarital and postmarital agreements. These marital contracts help determine what happens at certain points during and after the marriage, including upon death or a divorce.
We can help you specify the terms of your agreement, which may include:
- Whether the property you owned when the marriage began remains separate
- What your spouse may receive from you
- Which assets children from prior relationships can inherit from you
- Debt liability to protect spouses from creditors
- How to divide specific properties in divorce, such as retirement accounts, a family business or real estate
- Waiving spousal maintenance
- Household responsibilities such as managing finances
At the start of a marriage, it can be hard to imagine where life may take you in the next several years. Our attorneys think ahead. We will help you consider decisions that might not matter until 20 or 30 years from now. Ultimately, our job is to make sure the proposed contract is fair but also that you only sign the contract when it is most likely to help you remain financially secure in the unlikely event of divorce.
Draft Your Agreement With Optimism And Confidence
When creating a premarital or postmarital agreement, each spouse should have their own attorney representing their interests. Let us use our extensive experience with divorce and property division to help you reach a fair outcome. We encourage a positive process so that you and your new spouse begin your marriage on the right foot.