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Many couples hesitate to create a prenuptial agreement, or prenup, because they feel that it is not romantic. They do not wish to consider the possibility of separation or divorce. However, the reality in the United States is that 50 percent of marriages do not last. Protecting your future through a prenuptial agreement simply makes sense.

At The Law Office of Amy R. Harris PLLC, our family law attorney can create a prenuptial agreement that addresses your current circumstances and that also considers your future. If you and your partner have already tied the knot, we can also create a postnuptial agreement to protect your assets should you and your partner part ways.

Why Is It Wise To Get A Prenup In Texas?

Texas is a community property state. This means that any assets you acquire after the marriage – with a few exceptions, such as inheritances – belong to both you and your spouse equally. Without a prenuptial agreement, you must split this property 50-50 with your partner. With a prenup, though, you can prevent certain assets from going to your ex-partner.

How Do Postnuptial Agreements Work?

The biggest difference between a prenuptial and postnuptial agreement is that spouses create a postnuptial agreement after finalizing their marriage. It allows married couples to create a legal document that designates community property and separate property in the event of a divorce.

Beware, though: Divorce courts in Texas do not enforce postnuptial agreements as frequently as they do prenuptial agreements. Therefore, if you and your spouse have not yet married, you should seriously consider making a prenup.

Do you need help enforcing an order after a divorce? We can help.

Ask How To Protect Your Future With A Prenup Or Postnup

Are you curious about creating a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement? Schedule a free initial consultation with The Law Office of Amy R. Harris PLLC. Based in Conroe, we can discuss your options and help you create the document best for you. Call 936-521-2002 or use our online contact form to reach us.