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Dallas Premarital Agreement Lawyers

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Premarital agreements, also known as “prenups,” have become more common among couples in Texas and across the nation. Once considered to be useful only for celebrities and the wealthy, anyone can benefit from a premarital agreement. Individuals with a high net worth or those engaging in second or subsequent marriages who need to protect the inheritances and interests of children from prior relationships frequently turn to these written contracts to protect their financial interests should the marriage end in divorce. 

At Connatser Family Law, we have helped couples negotiate and draft these contracts as well as provide a legal review of contracts presented to them by their partners. Because we have in-depth experience handling all the financial aspects of marriage and divorce, our team is the perfect choice to ensure that your premarital contract meets legal standards, protects your rights, and does not leave you financially disadvantaged. We also provide help with post-marital agreements as well as cohabitation agreements for unmarried partners. 

Reach out to Connatser Family Law online or at (214) 617-1583 to arrange for a confidential consultation with a Dallas premarital agreement attorney about your needs. 

Premarital Agreements in Texas

Because Texas is a community property state, all marital property is considered “community” property and so is subject to an equal division between the spouses. Separate property is not subject to this division as it is not considered part of the marital community estate. This involves property that you acquired before the marriage or inherited or were gifted (in your name only) during the marriage. Premarital agreements allow you to protect your separate property by predetermining its character as such so that, should divorce or death occur, it is not divisible. 

Premarital agreements can involve the following:

  • Each spouse’s rights and obligations related to the property they acquire
  • Each spouse’s rights in the use or transfer of any property
  • How property will be distributed should the marriage end in divorce or death

Thus, these agreements can include clarification and instructions on the handling of wills and trusts, insurance policies, retirement benefits/accounts, rights of control to the property during the marriage, spousal support considerations, who will be responsible for paying expenses, the use of joint bank accounts, provisions for the support of step-children out of assets, and any other financial arrangements the couple finds necessary. 

Prenups cannot cover child support or child custody; these must be handled by court order at the time of a divorce. 

The Benefits of a Prenup in Texas

Premarital agreements provide many benefits, from protecting your existing assets to providing for your loved ones to resolving financial matters before disputes can occur. Because everything has been agreed on before divorce, they also reduce the stress and conflict that a divorce settlement can entail. At Connatser Family Law, our attorneys have written hundreds of these agreements. We realize that each client has a unique set of circumstances that require a thoughtful and tailored approach. 

Our job is to solve problems. That may involve going to court, reaching a settlement, or taking a more patient approach. All of these strategies can resolve a dispute on terms favorable to the client.

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