The Woodlands, Texas, Premarital and Family Law Attorneys
Premarital and Postmarital Agreements
Premarital agreements are also called Prenuptial Agreements or “Prenupts”. Most couples who decide on a premarital agreement do so because one of the parties has significantly more assets and debts than the other; because one or both parties want to preserve assets for preexisting children; or for reasons of independence and autonomy.
Premarital agreements are quite commonly used in stepfamily situations. Because our attorneys at Kalish Law Office have experience in both family law and estate planning, we can help you evaluate all of your options and make an informed decision.
Some couples divide property after their marriage. In that case, the agreement is called a postmarital or postnuptial agreement.
The Texas Constitution and Texas law defines marital property. In order to make arrangements to keep potential marital property “separate”, a specific legal document must be drafted and executed. We can advise you as to all of the legal aspects of a premarital agreement, and can draft the documents for you.
In some situations, a premarital agreement may be necessary to protect an innocent spouse from the other spouse’s separate and preexisting debt.
If you are considering marriage and think that a premarital agreement may be appropriate for you, contact our family law attorneys in The Woodlands at Kalish Law Office. We will evaluate your situation and explain how the agreement would affect you and your family.
If you are already married, and think that a partition of your marital estate may be advisable for you and your spouse, our attorneys will help you decide whether a post-marital agreement dividing property is right for you. We can help you with a post-marital agreement or partitioning agreement to divide your property.
If you have questions about premarital agreements, contact our firm. We have an attorney, paralegal and legal assistant who are fluent in Spanish and we have evening office hours available by appointment.
If you are in a common law marriage, we can assist you with understanding your legal rights and can help you and your partner create an agreement for the ownership of assets and payment of debts.
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