Careful Preparation Of Your Prenuptial Agreement
Prenuptial agreements used to be just for the rich and famous. No longer. Sadly, half of marriages end in divorce. Most people contemplating marriage resist such a discussion, but if you are close enough to contemplate marriage, no discussion should be off-limits. At the least, should you be contemplating marriage and have assets or children from a previous marriage, you should consult an attorney to understand your rights and responsibilities, and understand those of your future (or current) spouse. For most people, it can be a smart discussion to have. At the law firm of Patricia L. Brown & Associates, we help people entering first marriages, second marriages and subsequent marriages who are interested in learning more about prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. For a very modest investment of resources, you can save a lot of grief later on.
Call one of our Round Rock prenuptial agreement lawyers to schedule a free consultation to have your questions answered about prenuptial agreements. We can be reached locally at 512-436-0826 or toll-free at 866-369-3211.
What Is The Difference Between A Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreement?
As skilled prenuptial agreement attorneys, we can educate you about your options. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are essentially the same. The main difference is that a prenuptial agreement is established prior to the marriage and a postnuptial agreement during the marriage. Couples who begin to accumulate material goods, spouses who come into an inheritance, couples with a difference in earning capacity should all consider prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
Who Needs A Prenuptial Or Postnuptial Agreement?
Nearly every person can benefit from a prenup, in the event the marriage ends in divorce. A prenuptial agreement provides directives for many items that are included in a divorce, including property division, business division and spousal support. People who can benefit from a prenuptial agreement include those who:
- Are entering into a second marriage
- Have children from a previous marriage
- Own businesses or professional practices
- Have independent assets, property or wealth
If your marriage does end in divorce, a prenuptial agreement can ensure a smoother divorce process and keep you out of litigation.