Marital Agreements (Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements)


Before you walk down the aisle in the Sparkling City by the Sea, you may want to see a family law attorney in Corpus Christi, Texas. It may save both of you a lot of heartaches to get prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements signed. Doing so when you are madly in love can save a lot of trouble down the road. Here are some points you may want to consider.

Pros of a Prenuptial Agreement

If you or your spouse have children or grandchildren from a previous marriage, then a prenuptial agreement may protect their rights. It can also be useful in protecting a spouse from assuming the debts that the other person acquired before the marriage. While you may think that you will love each other forever, the truth is that about 45 percent of marriages end in divorce. A prenuptial can be used to control the amount of alimony you will have to pay if something happens to your love. A prenuptial can also be used for things like control of a business should a divorce occur. Remember, however, that a prenuptial agreement can cover non-financial aspects of a relationship.

Pros of a Postnuptial Agreement

If you wish that you had entered into a prenuptial agreement, but you have already gotten married, then a postnuptial agreement may be the right answer for you. A postnuptial agreement can state how much spousal support must be paid if you decide to get a divorce at a future date. It can also discuss how a property will be divided. Furthermore, the document can tell how debts are to be handled if the marriage ends. Like a prenuptial agreement, it can be used to make sure that children and grandchildren from a previous marriage are taken care of when one of the spouse’s die. It may even lower the cost of a divorce lawyer in Corpus Christi should that time come.

No one wants to think about a divorce, but having either of these documents in place can help stop hard feelings and sadness. Talking to Gonzalez & Lopez LLP is a great way to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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