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Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial Agreements

Our East Texas Family Attorney Can Help

Most couples don't get married with the expectation that they're going to end up in divorce court. But since Texas is one of the few States with the highest divorce rate in the country, one would be wise to implement protective measures to protect one's assets should divorce become inevitable. At The Law Offices of Milissa C. Barrick, P.C., we prepare a Texas prenuptial agreement that is right for you and that will hold up in divorce court.

What is a Texas Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement, also called an ante-nuptial agreement or premarital agreement, and commonly referred to as a "prenup," is a contract entered into prior to, and in contemplation of, marriage between the soon-to-be spouses. The content of a prenuptial agreement can vary widely, but it commonly includes provisions for Division of Property and Alimony in the event of divorce or separation. It may also include terms for the forfeiture of assets as a result of divorce on the grounds of adultery.

Prenuptial agreements are, at best, a partial solution to obviating some of the risks of marital property disputes in times of divorce. A prenuptial agreement is only valid if it is completed in writing, signed and notarized prior to marriage.

Why Hire a East Texas Family Lawyer?

One may ask: why should I hire a East Texas family law attorney to prepare my prenuptial agreement when I can fill out a prenuptial agreement template online? The answer is very simple, and that is because you need peace of mind. Prenuptial agreements prepared by Texas attorneys are often challenged in divorce court, let alone the prenuptial agreements that one would print off the internet.

At The Law Offices of Milissa C. Barrick, P.C., we use extreme diligence when preparing a prenuptial agreement. The last thing you need is a prenuptial agreement declared unenforceable by a divorce judge. Therefore, we go above and beyond the legal requirements of a valid prenuptial agreement to ensure that we provide you with peace of mind.

The execution of our prenuptial agreements is usually videotaped and conducted in the presence of two witnesses, and if the parties request, in the presence of a court reporter. You probably spent your entire life building your wealth. You need to have a competent and knowledgeable East Texas family law attorney help you protect it. Attorney Milissa C. Barrick will put her knowledge and experience at your disposal and provide you with the peace of mind that you deserve.

What is a Texas Postnuptial Agreement?

A postnuptial agreement is very similar to a prenuptial agreement except that it is written and executed after a couple gets married. A postnuptial agreement settles the couple's affairs and assets in the event of a separation or divorce. Like the content of a premarital agreement, it can vary widely, but it commonly includes provisions for division of property and spousal support in the event of divorce, death of one of the spouses, or breakup of the marriage.

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