Premarital and Postmarital Agreements
in Houston, TX
Premarital agreements can benefit both parties in marriage and the case of divorce. Having this challenging conversation about financial assets can give you peace of mind about how your assets will be distributed. With a compassionate and knowledgeable family law attorney like Kelly Fritsch, you can navigate the premarital/postmarital agreement process with ease.
Premarital vs. Postmarital Agreements
While the term “prenup” is common, many are not aware of a postnuptial agreement. As their name suggests, premarital agreements are written and signed before a marriage, while postmarital agreements are written during the marriage. These agreements are utilized to fairly divide assets and property in the case of divorce.
Our Extensive Family Law Expertise
Kelly Fritsch has expertise in the varying legal issues related to premarital and postmarital cases in Texas, including:
Pursuing a premarital or postmarital agreement can be a difficult choice. Generally, these contracts are beneficial when you have accumulated significant assets, have been previously married, or have children from a previous marriage. An experienced lawyer can help you determine if these agreements are suitable for you.
Yes, a court will enforce these agreements. However, a qualified lawyer can challenge the arrangement in court if one party did not sign voluntarily or wasn’t provided full disclosure of the other party’s financial obligations.
While a premarital agreement can include the modification of spousal support, a child support reduction cannot be determined in a premarital agreement. Additionally, conservatorship for children cannot be decided in this agreement.