Protect Your Rights. Contact A Lawyer About Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreements
Many couples are reluctant to discuss prenuptial or postnuptial agreements. We would all like to believe that when we marry, we do so for life. Unfortunately, many marriages end in divorce. And when they do, if legal agreements do not exist, a large amount of assets can sometimes be at stake.
A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can protect you financially in the event of a divorce. In the absence of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, many questions often arise, including:
- Will there definitely be alimony, or is alimony excluded from the outset?
- Will the debts of one spouse be taken on as the responsibility of both parties?
- Are your assets going to be considered community or separate property?
The answers to these questions can sometimes determine the distribution of millions of dollars. A prenuptial agreement or premarital agreement should be considered particularly if there is a disparity of income between spouses, one party expects a large inheritance, one party has children from a previous marriage or relationship, or the spouses are engaged in business together.
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If you do not have a prenuptial agreement before your wedding, you may decide after becoming husband and wife that a postnuptial agreement or post-marital agreement would be beneficial. Please don't think that the opportunity to put your financial house in order has passed because your wedding is over. Both spouses can always agree to place into writing their decisions concerning how money and other assets would be handled in the event of a divorce.
Simply hiring a lawyer to represent you isn't enough for serious legal matters. It's critical you have the "right" lawyer on your side who knows how to get things done. The attorneys at Bertolino LLP stand out for many reasons. Most important, they have extensive knowledge about a wide range of legal matters, from divorce and child custody issues to probate law and estate planning.
We can work with you to create a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement that offers you the best possible outcome in terms of tax filing and the protection of assets. Contact us. Call 512-717-5432 and schedule an appointment at our Austin office. To reach our San Antonio office, call 210-247-9907. Our Houston office can be reached at 713-357-2467.