Negotiating and Formalizing Premarital and Postmarital Agreements

As your wedding day approaches, you may wonder whether a premarital agreement is right for you. Many couples consider a premarital or prenuptial agreement as insurance to prevent potentially costly divorce litigation or long weeks of arguing over division of assets in the event the marriage fails . Alternatively, if you are already married, a postmarital contract may be a time-saving and beneficial idea to consider if new assets have come into the marriage or other circumstances motivate you in this direction.

Puhl Law Group, PC, has the experience and Board Certified expertise to help you avoid many legal problems before they begin. A premarital or postmarital agreement can be a powerful tool for avoiding conflict down the road. We are skilled in working with parties who have high assets or net worth, recently became business owners, are going to blend families going into the marriage, or otherwise have potential for substantial financial risks or gains.

How to Get Started With a Pre-Nuptial Agreement

  • Hire two attorneys to represent each adult
  • Inventory finances, accounts, property, debts and businesses
  • Negotiate allocation of assets with both attorneys present
  • Review the drafted agreements and seek advisement on your best interests
  • Have your attorney help you formalize the agreement

When a Postmarital Agreement Is a Beneficial Idea — No Matter The State of Your Marriage

Even if a marriage has no signs of an impending divorce, a pre- or postmarital agreement may be a good idea. Such a plan can help you avoid your spouse's debt, pass your separate property on to children or indicate intentions for custody of children, stepchildren or adopted children in the event of a divorce or separation. These agreements can also help handle assets from prior marriages while protecting your best interests and future overall.

Are you considering a pre- or postnuptial agreement? We can advise you at any stage in your marriage. Use the online form to tell a McKinney, TX, lawyer about your situation or call us at 972-569-3166 to be consulted on your case.