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Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

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If you are planning to get married, but you’ve built up a high net worth or have children from a prior marriage and want to protect your assets, there’s a simple way to ease your mind—with a prenuptial agreement. A prenup, valid contract, simply establishes how your property will be divided in the event of divorce or separation. Contrary to popular perception, a prenuptial agreement often has the effect of bringing the parties to a marriage closer, as fears about the financial aspects of marriage take a back seat. It’s not essential, either, that you put the agreement in place before you get married—you can execute the document after your wedding—it’s then known as a postnuptial agreement.

The Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement

A valid prenuptial agreement can:

  • Identify specific property that goes to a spouse and children, in the event of divorce, separation or even death. You may have a valid will that gives property to your children, but a spouse can challenge the will after your death. A prenup will be evidence of your intent.
  • Address debt as well as property, so that, in the event of divorce or separation, you aren’t left paying for your ex’s extravagant lifestyle
  • Address other issues, such as whether or not alimony will be paid in the event of divorce or separation

Contact Us

At the office of Linda Stewart Law, PLLC, in Baytown, we bring more than 8 years of experience to clients in south Texas. To learn how we can help, call our office at 281-420-8020 or contact us online. We offer an initial consultation at a reduced fee of $50. We accept credit cards and will set up a payment plan, if appropriate. Our offices are open Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and until noon on Fridays. Evening and weekend appointments can be arranged upon request.

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