When you and your spouse initially created your prenuptial agreement, life
might have been very different, especially if you acquired a substantial
amount of assets, property, or if you had children. If you think the terms
of your prenuptial agreement are in need of an update, the good news is
that is possible. However, your spouse must agree to any of the modifications
you make, much like you had to agree to the original terms of this legal
document. If your spouse is not on the same page, the terms will remain the same.
Changing Your Prenuptial Agreement
When spouses revise a prenuptial agreement, this is known as an amendment.
The amendment will take the form of one or more additional pages, which
will be added to the end of your prenuptial agreement, overriding certain
parts of your prenuptial agreement. To ensure this process goes smoothly
and accurately reflects your wishes, it is crucial to hire a family law
attorney to guide you through it, review it, and have it notarized.
Here are some reasons couples often revoke or alter their prenuptial agreement:
- They no longer feel like they want or need one.
- They had children that they want to account for in the agreement.
- They want to reassess property allocation.
- They acquired a substantial amount of property that was not included in
the initial prenuptial agreement.
If you are in the process of getting a divorce or you are separated, you
cannot change the terms of your prenuptial agreement. Modifications can
only be made before the marriage or during the marriage.
Reach Out to Our Experienced Family Law Team to Schedule an Initial Case
If you and your spouse agree to make changes to your
prenuptial agreement, the knowledgeable family law team at the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny
can guide you through the process. Our attorneys are backed by more than
30 years of combined experience, so you can feel confident in our ability
to guide you through the process of modifying your prenuptial agreement
and ensuring your interests are protected. If you agree to revoke your
prenuptial agreement, we can assist you with this as well.
Call our legal team today at (713) 936-2300 to set up an initial case review with one of our
attorneys to discuss the changes you wish to make to your marital agreement.