Many engaged spouses do not enter into a prenuptial agreement – perhaps they do not think they need one, or they might even believe that such agreements encourage divorce. However, as time – and their marriage – progresses, spouses might realize they want to have additional legal protections of their property and finances should a divorce happen. This might be the right time to sign a postnuptial agreement.
The law firm of Mims Ballew Hollingsworth | Family Law assists clients with marital property agreements, including postnuptial agreements. We work closely with every individual client to assess their objectives and ensure any agreements they sign will effectively achieve the level of protection they need and want.
If you’re wondering whether taking this step is right for you, reach out to our Southlake postnuptial agreements lawyer today.
Postnuptial agreements (also known as partition and exchange agreements or post-marital agreements) are entered into after your marriage and can be used to address changes that have arisen. Common scenarios include the decision for one spouse to stop working and care for children, when a spouse is unfaithful and incentives are needed to work on the marriage, or when inheritance is received and needs to be protected.
Postnuptial agreements allow spouses to make binding changes regarding their finances after they have wed. If divorce is a possibility, but both spouses want to work on their marriage, a post-marital agreement can help take away the uncertainty of what will happen if the marriage cannot be saved.
You should consider an agreement if you have concerns about what might happen to your finances and property if your marriage ends in a divorce. You do not need to be having marital problems to draft an agreement – some spouses sign one and stay married the rest of their lives. This agreement simply takes some stress off your shoulders regarding what post-divorce life might look like.
Some reasons you might consider a postnuptial agreement include:
If you decide to move forward, we will ensure that you have a fair and enforceable agreement that achieves your goals and protects your interests.
The Southlake postnuptial lawyers at Mims Ballew Hollingsworth | Family Law know when a postnuptial agreement is appropriate and how to draft enforceable agreements that will protect your rights. Contact us today to schedule a consultation in Southlake, TX, and nearby to discuss your options for the property and financial protection.