Agreements About Property After Marriage
Spouses can make agreements about what happens in the event of a divorce after they are married, with a legal agreement called a “post-marital agreement.” These are essentially like prenups for people who are already married. Many people refer to these agreements as “postnups.” To discuss your postnup matter with an experienced Central Texas attorney, contact one of our family law attorneys at 254-753-6437.
Post-marital property agreements
All property acquired during the marriage is presumed community property. Bt using a postnuptial agreement, a couple can divide or swap their community property between themselves, including the income or earnings from the divided property.
Why do people get postnuptial agreements?
There are several reasons that someone would get a postnuptial agreement in Waco:
- to ensure that a family business stays in the family
- to protect children, property, and obligations
- to defend one marriage partner from a heavy debt load accumulated by the other throughout the marriage
- to provide security for parties in a troubled marriage
To be enforceable, postnuptial agreements must be in writing and signed by the parties agreeing to its terms. Under Texas law, a party may challenge the enforceability by proving that they did not sign the agreement or signed involuntarily. They may also challenge the validity of the contract if it was unconscionable on its face, or the challenging party was not given full and accurate disclosure of the other party’s assets and financial obligations.
Suppose you feel the need to enter into a postnuptial agreement or ask questions about whether it would be beneficial. In that case, you need to seek the advice of an attorney experienced in family law matters.
The attorneys at Dunnam & Dunnam routinely represent people in marital agreements. To discuss your postnuptial matter with an experienced Central Texas attorney, contact one of our family law attorneys at 254-753-6437.
Get a lawyer for your postnup
To discuss your postnup with an experienced Central Texas postnup lawyer, contact an experienced family law attorney at Dunnam & Dunnam by calling 254-753-6437.
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