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Dallas Premarital & Postnuptial Agreement Lawyer

An Experienced & Diligent Attorney Focused on Fair Division of Assets

The Law Office of Ellen Schutz in Dallas provides effective premarital and postnuptial guidance. Oftentimes, individuals enter into marriage with assets they wish to protect in the event of divorce. Additionally, after a marriage, individuals may decide to outline how they would divide assets and obligations in the event of a divorce.

If you have questions about drafting a pre- or postnuptial agreement, call our law office at (214) 301-3418.

Drafting an Agreement That Is Right for You

Ellen has more than 20 years of family law experience. She understands how to review and draft premarital and postnuptial agreements to ensure clients’ assets are addressed properly. She tailors her diligent representation to clients’ unique situations.

With a Master of Law degree in federal income tax, Ellen also understands the complexities of property division. She can discuss your short- and long-term goals to ensure your agreement addresses appropriate separate and marital property. She will also review the tax implications associated with your decision.

Ellen encourages individuals who own substantial assets to consider prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. The legal team will discuss your assets and how you wish to divide them in case you and your spouse decide to divorce. We have focused our law firm on family law and divorce matters, which provides us with extensive courtroom and litigation experience.

Premarital Agreements

In Texas, it is generally understood that separate property is anything held before a marriage. However, it is important to take into account community property, which is separate property that has increased in value within the duration of a marriage.

In securing a prenuptial agreement, you will be able to:

  • Better control your and your spouse’s economic interests and financial plans
  • Outline monetary goals and priorities for the duration of the marriage

Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement In Texas

If you’re considering a prenup agreement, you need to understand the pros and (potential) cons. Here is a quick breakdown of what a prenuptial agreement can do for you, your partner, and your future:

  • Reduce financial and property division conflict in the event of a divorce
  • Provide legal documentation of property that is yours and protect it
  • Protect your estate plan and avoid messy asset division battles in the future
  • Delineate what property is shared with your spouse and what is not
  • Assign debt liability so debt is not shared by both spouses
  • Provide peace of mind regarding all areas of your shared and separate assets and debts

Talking about a prenuptial agreement can be difficult. Some people are hesitant to discuss prenuptial agreements with their soon-to-be spouse because they’re afraid it will spark unnecessary conflict. This doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, talking about your finances and your relationship in and open and honest manner can reflect you and your partner’s trust and respect for each other.

Postnuptial Agreements

While many people are familiar with premarital agreements, or “prenups,” it’s important to know that you can still draft legal agreements that dictate control of assets in the event of divorce or death even after a marriage begins.

Possible reasons to draft a postnuptial agreement include:

  • Protecting children’s inheritance
  • Protecting the interests of a new business venture
  • Mandating that all family assets pass to children in the event of remarriage

To speak with our attorney, call (214) 301-3418 or contact us through our online form. We are centrally located in Dallas.

What to Expect

With Our Firm on Your Side 
  • Personalized Attention

    We go the extra mile for each client so that their result is the best possible outcome

  • Experienced

    Over two decades of family law exclusive experience.

  • Responsive

    Our communication is clear and consistent. Our clients know where their case stands every step of the way.

  • Honest Representation

    Our attorney understands first hand what you're going through; our firm will always be 100 perfect transparent about your case. 

Testimonials

Our Clients Come First
  • “Ms. Schutz is an outstanding family law attorney and advisor. She worked very hard for me in successfully changing my child support arrangements. My circumstances were very difficult so I was thankful ...”

    - JDS
  • “Ellen is truly phenomenal, her work ethic is impeccable. She has helped me through one of the toughest times in my life and I am very pleased with how everything turned out. She is the best attorney ...”

    - Whitney W.
  • “Ms. Ellen was excellent in providing me service, I would recommend her to anyone needing a family attorney. She gets the job done and is really firm with what she says. Nothing but the best.”

    - Eric
  • “I just finished a custody battle that took almost three years. With Ellen’s professional guidance and support, I was able to secure what was best for my children. Without Ellen’s tireless and ...”

    - Russell
  • “It was great working with you. I was stuck working with a previous lawyer where my case did not proceed and I was being charged unduly. You took on my case and brought it to an end in four months with ...”

    - Bhakti D.
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