Drafting Pre-nuptial & Post-nuptial Agreements
Houston Family Law Lawyer Helping You Protect Your Financial Wealth & Assets
When you are in the process of preparing for your wedding, there are a
number of different steps you must take to plan effectively. One of these
important steps is drafting a pre-nuptial agreement with the help of a Houston
family law attorney. This may not seem like the most exciting or romantic part of
planning your wedding to your soon to be spouse but it cannot be overstressed
just how vital it is.
Not only can it give you and your partner peace of mind that your financial
assets will be protected, but it can also provide the comfort of knowing
that your children's best interests will always be protected. While
pre-nuptial arrangements have a negative stigma, it can actually greatly
benefit a marriage if both partners feel financially secure.
today for more information!
Drafting Agreements For All Types of Couples
If you have already tied the knot and married your spouse without a pre-nuptial
agreement, we can assist you in another way. We can offer you the service
of a post-nuptial agreement, which goes over the same details after entering
a marriage. The process is largely the same as a pre-nuptial and can protect
you in all the same ways.
We draft pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements that consider several
precautions, which may include:
How your shared property will be
divided in case of a divorce
- How your pre-marriage property will be divided in case of a divorce
How you will decide on who will receive
alimony payments (if anyone)
- How you will decide who will pay for attorney fees
How you will decide who will be given
custody of your children
Is a Prenup a Good Idea?
What most people know about prenups is they make the divorce process easier.
By specifying whose property is whose before the marriage even begins,
you eliminate half of what can make the divorce process drag on.
Property division is often complicated and can take months, especially with high net worth
divorces. If you’re also concerned about having to pay
spousal maintenance, both of you can waive the commitment in the prenup. They can also spare
people the hassle of splitting up a business.
What people don’t know is that prenups can help a couple negotiate
their shared finances. Part of what couples tend to fight over is financial
problems, particularly if one-half of the couple is out of a job. A prenup
can help a couple plan what to do in the event one of them loses a job,
or they both want to start a family.
The ability to discuss your financial future in advance before you even
marry is an excellent way to get to know your partner, if you don’t
know them well enough already. By compromising on your prenup, you can
learn to work together and communicate effectively to solve problems.
Providing Sound Legal Advice & Guidance
Our goal is to help you
handle this experience as smooth and stress-free as we can. Our Houston family law lawyers are sensitive to your needs
and will tactfully navigate the process of drafting any agreement you
might need. We will also take your personal histories and goals for the
future into consideration while laying at the terms. You can rely on the
legal team here at the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny to assist you with
the process of drafting a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement.
If you would like to schedule a
consultation, please call us today at (713) 936-2300!