Creating Premarital And Postmarital Agreements

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements may not be romantic, but they are certainty pragmatic. No one intends to get divorced, but for couples who are about to marry, as well as married spouses, these agreements can provide clear direction on property division, spousal support and other matters. For individuals entering a second marriage or individuals who own a business, prenuptial or postnuptial agreements are especially useful.

Your lawyer will be crucial in drafting a marital agreement that is tailored to your needs while meeting all legal requirements. For decades, people across San Antonio, Bexar County and beyond have placed their trust in The Law Offices of Allan R. Manka, P.C. Our law firm takes on the full scope of family law matters, including prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Our attorney, Allan Manka, has practiced law for more than 40 years, and has devoted much of his career to family law matters. You can be confident in his ability to create a premarital agreement that meets your needs.

We Will Make Sure Your Agreement Is Legally Enforceable

A premarital or postmarital agreement is a contract. Like every other contract, it must meet certain legal requirements. Furthermore, in the event of a divorce, it is possible that one spouse will challenge the terms of a marital agreement. Therefore, it is essential that your document can withstand a judge's scrutiny. Under Texas law, prenuptial agreements must meet the following requirements:

  • The agreement must be in writing
  • Both parties must fully disclose all assets and debts
  • Each party must voluntarily enter into the agreement

Ideally, each party to a marital agreement will have their own lawyer. While this is not strictly required under Texas law, it is much more likely that the court will approve the terms of the agreement. In addition, these agreements can only touch on property division, spousal maintenance and related issues. Marital agreements cannot limit a spouse's child support responsibilities.

When you work with us, we will candidly discuss your finances and your desires. If necessary, we may work with appraisers to establish the value of unique property, such as a family-owned business. Every step we take will be with the goal of protecting your rights and creating a document that meets your needs.

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