Some people begin to question if they should have created a pre-nuptial agreement before they got married. Fortunately, post-nuptial agreements are still an option and can allow you to protect your assets under law in Texas. You must put everything in writing, and the contract must be signed by both spouses.
A post-nuptial agreement can be a great option if you want to protect your financial security if a divorce occurs. It not only includes protecting your assets but can also talk about how often in-laws will visit during the marriage, as well as which spouse will do each chore in the household.
A post-nuptial agreement is also necessary if your wealth changes during the marriage or one of the spouses choose to stay at home with the kids. Business success is another reason to create this type of contract. Some businesses even require senior executives to enter into the agreement.
If it’s your second marriage, it’s also more of a reason to get the agreement to make it clear how the division of assets would be divided if the marriage ends. It can also end agreements regarding money and can allow separate couples to reunite.
How to create a post-nuptial agreement
When you’re ready to create a post-nuptial agreement, you’ll need to create a contract that isn’t one-sided. Both spouses need to negotiate and also have a family law attorney to work through some of the details to ensure it’s fair to both parties.
Who can you contact for legal assistance?
If you want to create a post-nuptial agreement, contact an attorney who has experience with the contracts. You can learn more about your rights and also learn how to protect yourself. An attorney can also assist in other legal matters that include divorce for business owners, property division, and military divorce.