Lawyers experienced with agreements converting property from separate to community
The attorneys at Dunnam & Dunnam routinely represent people agreements converting property from separate into community property. To discuss a similar matter with an experienced Central Texas attorney, contact one of our family law attorneys at 254-753-6437.
Property agreements include premarital agreements, post-marital agreements, agreements to convert, and co-habitation agreements.
A premarital agreement is one made between prospective spouses in contemplation of marriage to be effective on marriage. Key points regarding premarital agreements are:
- A premarital agreement must be in writing and signed by the parties.
- Among other things, a premarital agreement may address the rights and obligations of the parties in property they own, property they will acquire in the future, and the disposition of property on death or divorce.
- A premarital agreement is not enforceable if the party against whom enforcement is sought can prove certain statutory defenses.
A post-marital agreement is one made between spouses, and it allows a married couple to create rules to govern their property that are different than the rules in the Texas Family Code. Key points regarding post-marital agreements are:
- A post-marital agreement must be in writing and signed by the parties.
- A post-marital agreement allows spouses to change community property to separate property and/or allows spouses to agree that income or property arising from separate property owned by one of them shall remain separate property.
- A post-marital agreement may also address the rights and obligations of the parties in property they own and the disposition of property on death or divorce.
- A post-marital agreement is not enforceable if the party against whom enforcement is sought can prove certain statutory defenses.
Newer to Texas is the agreement to convert a spouse’s separate property to community property. To be enforceable, an agreement to convert must:
- Be in writing and signed by the parties;
- Identify the property being converted; and,
- Specify that the property being converted is the spouses’ community property.
The following Waco family law attorneys can help you with an agreement converting separate property into community property. Contact them at 254-753-6437.
Vance has 60 years of experience as a lawyer in Waco, Texas handling all types of cases in both the office and the courtroom.Read More
Vance has been licensed by the State Bar of Texas since 1977 and has practiced law in Waco, Texas since 1978.Read More
Merrilee L. Harmon is a Family Law specialist, Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1985.Read More
Andrea's practice focuses primarily in Appellate Law, Civil Trial Law, Family Law, Immigration Law, and General Law.Read More
Thomas C. West is a Criminal Law specialist, Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.Read More
Jim Dunnam is a Board Certified Specialist in both Civil Trial Law and Family Law.Read More
Eleeza's practice areas include: Personal Injury Law, Civil Trial Law, Commercial Law, Family Law and Pharmaceutical Law.Read More
Gerald R. Villarrial has practiced family law, criminal law and civil litigation for over 20 years.Read More
Brittany is a member of the McLennan County Bar Association, and McLennan County Young Lawyers Association.Read More