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.
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.
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
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