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Marital agreements are written contracts signed by a couple either before they are married or after they tie the knot. Although many tend to believe that marital agreements, such as prenuptial agreements, are unromantic and indicate a lack of faith in the marriage, this cannot be farther from the truth. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can help a couple prepare for the future and are an essential part of financial planning. Our Temple marital agreements attorney has nearly 30 years of experience and is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and can help you determine if a marital agreement is right for you.

For a free consultation, contact Bobby Dale Barina, Attorney At Law at (254) 523-4446.

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

The most common type of marital agreement is a prenuptial agreement, which is frequently referred to as a "prenup." It is drafted and signed before the marriage takes place and primarily focuses on the couple's finances, outlining how properties, assets, and debts will be divided or distributed in the event of a divorce or death. A postnuptial agreement is very similar to a prenuptial agreement, save for the fact that it is established and signed after the marriage.

Reasons to establish a marital agreement include:

  • One spouse earns substantially more than the other
  • One or both parties has significant debts
  • One spouse plans to be a stay-at-home parent or a homemaker
  • One spouse owns a business that was established before the marriage
  • One or both parties has property and would like to keep it separate
  • One spouse has children from a previous relationship, and wishes to protect their inheritance
  • One spouse has family property and wishes to protect or have distributed in a specific way
  • One or both parties wants to outline what will happen to their assets in the event of death, divorce, or incapacitation

Misconceptions About Marital Agreements

There are a lot of misconceptions about marital agreements, and consequently, many people fail to give them serious consideration. Additionally, some also assume that marital agreements are only for those with high assets or a substantial amount of property. However, anyone can benefit from a prenuptial agreement, regardless of income or wealth. Marital agreements offer couples a chance to openly discuss their financial health and plan for a secure future, no matter what life throws at them.

Another common misconception is that if you are already married without a prenuptial agreement, you cannot do anything about it. Postnuptial agreements are an excellent option for people who wish to convert property to either separate or communal, establish financial plans for the future, protect an inheritance for their children, or for those who simply wish to amend an already existing marital agreement.

The benefits of establishing a marital agreement include:

  • An open line of communication about finances
  • A stable plan for the future to rely on, including spending and savings strategies
  • Peace of mind that comes from knowing you are prepared for the future

We Want the Best for Your Family

Marital agreements offer you a unique opportunity to talk openly about your financial future. Too often, couples are uncomfortable when it comes to discussing money, which can lead to confusion and resentment. Although no one plans to get divorced, everyone must be realistic and prepared for anything. Having a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement in place can make the divorce process smoother and less stressful. It can help you and your former partner move forward more quickly.

At Bobby Dale Barina, Attorney At Law, we want to help clients resolve their family law issues as smoothly and painlessly as possible. Our Temple marital agreements lawyer has helped thousands of couples and can use his expertise to help you and your family. We believe in providing clients with empathetic and thoughtful legal guidance.

To learn more about marital agreements and if they are right for you, call us at (254) 523-4446 today.

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