Fort Worth Prenup Attorney
Prenuptial agreements, which are also termed premarital agreements, are useful tools clients use to protect both real and personal property, as well as their financial futures. Premarital agreements allow parties to avoid conflict later on by agreeing to specific terms before marriage.
A Fort Worth family law attorney at the law office of Kyle Whitaker can review your premarital assets and explain to you the options you have for protecting your assets if your marriage ends in divorce. Having a trusted family law attorney on your side before you get married is an investment in your future.
The Benefits of Prenuptial Agreements
Prenuptial agreements protect assets belonging to each party to a marriage in the event of a divorce. These agreements must be entered into knowingly by both parties before the marriage. Prenuptial agreements explain specific details about each party’s finances. Many prenuptial agreements will also establish the future property rights of each party.
Many individuals use prenuptial agreements for the following benefits:
- Prenuptial agreements lay out each party’s rights during the division of property in divorce
- Prenuptial agreements protect the separate property belonging to each spouse before the parties enter into marriage
- Prenuptial agreements specify each party’s rights during the division of property in divorce
- An agreement can give certain alimony rights or restrictions to one spouse
What Are The Requirements For A Prenuptial Agreement?
Prenuptial agreements are not automatically valid by virtue of the parties entering into them. Each party must have the opportunity to speak with an attorney about the prenuptial agreements. Each party must also disclose all assets and debts without withholding any financial information.
Our firm represents clients seeking information about prenuptial agreements and clients who want to know how to respond to prenuptial agreements presented to them before marriage. Consulting with an experienced family law attorney can help you understand how your legal rights may be affected by your marriage.
Protecting Your Property
Prenuptial agreements may contain various terms relating to some or all of the following subjects:
- Inheritance rights of children from other marriages
- Spousal support and alimony
- Separate property
- Community property
Prenuptial agreements may affect the following legal rights held by both parties:
- The personal rights and obligations of each party
- The choice of law determining the construction of the prenuptial agreement
- Ownership rights in and disposition of the death benefit from a life insurance policy
- Wills, trusts, or other testamentary devices and their relation to the prenuptial agreement
- The disposition of property on separation, marital dissolution, death, or the occurrence or nonoccurrence of any other event
- The right to buy, sell, use, transfer, exchange, abandon, lease, consume, expend, assign, create a security interest in, mortgage, or dispose of property
Contact a Fort Worth Prenup Attorney Today
Marriage is a serious commitment, and prenuptial agreements can be part of a sound understanding between two parties entering marriage. Contact the Law Office of Kyle Whitaker today to schedule a free consultation during which we can discuss your legal rights in the context of marriage and prenuptial agreements.