Although marital agreements regarding personal financial assets may be a good idea for anyone getting married in Texas, they are especially important for people getting remarried. Without the appropriate protections in place, all property owned by either party may be subject to classification as marital property. In the event of divorce or the death of a loved one. your ex-spouse and stepchildren may have an equal claim to assets and property that may have been part of your family legacy for generations. Marital agreements, such as prenuptial and postnuptial agreements allow the involved parties to determine how their finances and property are decided instead of the courts.
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Before you get married or remarried, it makes sense to get the facts about how a prenuptial agreement can protect your financial interests. We will review your circumstances and give you an honest assessment of whether a marital agreement is right for you.
Are Prenuptial Agreements Airtight?
When properly executed, prenuptial agreements are very difficult to litigate in Texas courts. However, not every prenup will stand up to legal scrutiny if challenged. The court takes some basic factors into consideration when determining whether the contract can be upheld.
- Did either party sign the agreement under duress?
- Did both parties know what they were signing?
- Will the agreement leave one party in dire financial condition?
- Did the separate property remain separate through the duration of the marriage?
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