Houston Prenup Attorney
Why are Prenuptial & Postmarital Agreements Important?
Let's face it: Premarital or Prenuptial agreements (or “prenups” for short) get a bad rap. To be fair, engagement and marriage are exciting, whereas finances and the possibility of separation or divorce are not. But ask yourself this - would you enter into any decision that affects you for the rest of your life without taking the measures available that protect you should the worst happen?
- Address division of property
- Protect expensive separate property assets
- Preserve financial estates brought into the marriage
- Maintain separate business ownership
- Prevent costly and time consuming litigation in the event of divorce
- Prevent potential financial issues during the marriage by establishing clear expectations
- Establish responsibilities of separate or community debts
To get started on drafting a prenuptial agreement - call a member of the firm at Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C. Our attorneys are backed by 26+ years of experience drafting prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements in Houston, Texas. Call (713) 909-7323 or contact us online 24/7.
Already Married? Consider a Postmarital Agreements
Regardless if you've been married 6 months or 6 years, you and your spouse can still discuss your options and move forward with a postmarital agreement. Postmarital or Postnuptial agreements ( or "Postnups" for short) is a written agreement executed after a wedding has taken place. Similar to prenups, postnups can help couples settle family matters, property, assets and other financial concerns during the marriage or in the event of separation or divorce. Postnups can also convert the character of marital properties from community property into separate property of a spouse, or vice versa.
Do you need a prenup attorney to draft an agreement?
If you're considering a prenup or postnup - then one that is done right and enforceable in court is vital to avoid legal issues. Even the most extensive premarital or postmarital agreement doesn't count for much if a court refuses to enforce it. Courts can and will throw out pre- and postnups if they are found to violate certain legal criteria.
Contact the Houston Prenup Attorneys at Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C.
As Houston family law attorneys, it is our duty to ensure that the confidential or time sensitive agreements we negotiate on our clients' behalf pass legal muster. By the same token, we have successfully represented individuals with existing marital agreements who were seeking to invalidate the agreement or have it enforced in court during divorce proceedings.
Having represented both sides of these notoriously contentious disputes, we come to the table ready with a game plan to uphold our clients' most vital financial interests and time sensitive information at the end of a marriage.
With more than 130+ years of combined legal experience in both family law and business law, our Houston Law firm is here to assist you and guide you through the legal process of obtaining and enforcing your marital agreements before you sign a prenuptial agreement. Call (713) 909-7323 or contact us online.