Houston Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreement Attorney
More than half of marriages end in divorce. Although it may be unpleasant to think about this possibility, it is best to be prepared for the worst. Texas law presumes that all assets acquired after marriage are community property. When a marriage is dissolved, this property is divided in a just and right manner between both spouses. A nuptial agreement can help you protect your property incase of a divorce.
At the Law Office of Ashley J. Scott, PLLC, we are committed to drafting a nuptial agreement that addresses both your current needs and future concerns. Please call 713-255-2097 to speak with a Houston prenuptial agreement attorney about your options.
Prenuptial vs. Postnuptial Agreements
Nuptial agreements are contracts between spouses that outline the division of assets in the event of a divorce. These contracts delineate the distribution of property, financial assets, and liabilities for the property division proceedings of a divorce and therefore override the community property statutes of Texas law.
A prenuptial, or premarital, agreement is drafted and signed prior to the marriage. This agreement does not become effective until the parties are married. Whereas a postnuptial agreement is signed after the marriage and becomes effective immediately upon signing.
Protecting Yourself and Your Family
You may not be able to predict what the future holds, but you can protect your family from the financial effects of a divorce. Nuptial agreements can act as a safeguard for what rightfully belongs to your family, such as property, inheritances, and family businesses. The agreements can also be designed to protect a spouse from assuming any debt that the other spouse accumulated during the marriage and to defend ownership of property.
A Houston nuptial agreement attorney can provide you with the sound legal advice you need to prepare for the future. Call Ashley J. Scott, a Houston nuptial attorney, to discuss what type of nuptial agreement works best for your situation.