Let's face it: Premarital or Prenuptial agreements (or “prenups” for short) get a bad rap. To be fair, engagement and marriage is exciting whereas finances and the possibility of separation or divorce is not so exciting. 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?
In the event of separation or divorce, a well-drafted premarital or prenuptial agreement can help:
To get started on your prenuptial agreement - call the Houston family law attorneys of Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C. Our attorneys are backed by 26+ years of experience drafting prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements in Texas. Call (713) 909-7323 or contact us online 24/7.
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.
If you're considering a prenup or postnup - then one that is done right and enforceable in court is vital. 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.
As Houston family law attorneys, it is our duty to ensure that the 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 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. Call (713) 909-7323 or contact us online.