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Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements have grown in popularity over the last few decades. While the perception that these agreements only apply to celebrities and the very wealthy, that belief has changed, and for good reason. As written legal contracts, prenups and postnuptial agreements can provide clarity and stability in the matter of property and financial rights and obligations should the marriage fail. While most people would rather not contemplate such an event, divorce has become a common reality in today’s society. 

At Erica Jackson Law, our Conroe prenuptial and postnuptial attorney has negotiated, drafted, and reviewed countless agreements for clients in the region. Our firm is well-versed in the legal requirements to ensure that your agreement is valid and enforceable. Furthermore, as a trained mediator, Attorney Jackson understands the intricacies of negotiation in reaching fair and appropriate agreements that protect your legal rights and interests. 

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Understanding Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements in Texas

Prenuptial agreements set the terms and conditions of property, assets, and financial rights and responsibilities of each party should the intended marriage end in divorce. These are written contracts that both parties must sign that become effective upon marriage. Postnuptial agreements serve the same purpose except they are created and finalized by spouses after the marriage has already taken place.

One significant advantage and requirement for these agreements to be valid and effective is full disclosure on the part of both parties regarding the assets, property, and debt they bring to the marriage. They can be especially beneficial in marriages where one party has more wealth, property, or debt than the other, where the parties are remarrying and creating blended families with children whose inheritance rights they wish to protect, parties who wish to predetermine alimony or protect estate plans, such as those involving trusts, life insurance policies, and more.

Key Elements of Texas Marital Agreements:

  • Allocation of property and asset rights
  • Financial responsibilities during the marriage
  • Alimony and estate plan arrangements
  • Other relevant financial or property matters

Child custody and child support cannot be predetermined in Texas prenups and postnuptial agreements. These issues must be resolved through the courts at the time of separation or divorce. 

Steps to Secure a Prenuptial Agreement 

Getting a prenuptial agreement (prenup) is important for couples looking to protect their assets and financial interests before marriage. Follow these steps for a solid prenup:

  1. Assess Your Assets: Take stock of your individual and joint assets to prepare for the prenup discussion.
  2. Consult with a Family Law Attorney: An experienced lawyer will guide you through the process of drafting a prenup that safeguards your interests.
  3. Finalize the Agreement: Work with your attorney to ensure the prenup terms are fair and agreeable to both parties.
  4. Legally Execute the Prenup: Sign the document before witnesses and a notary, then file it to make it enforceable upon marriage.

Turn to Erica Jackson Law for Competent Legal Guidance

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements must be written and finalized according to Texas law to stand up in court. They can help you avoid conflict and heartache should a divorce or the death of either spouse occur, providing clear guidelines in the matter of property division and financial rights. Our Conroe prenuptial and postnuptial agreement attorney can ensure your contract is negotiated fairly and written to conform to Texas law. 

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