San Antonio Pre- and Postnuptial Agreements Attorneys
In the past, pre- and postnuptial agreements earned a bad reputation for supposedly setting up divorce before a couple even married. While these agreements are an uncomfortable topic to discuss with someone you love and trust, ultimately they are just documents aimed at protecting both parties from a worst-case scenario. Additionally, talking about the specifics of your finances in regard to both of your futures is a way to work out all of the kinks that usually happen later on in a marriage. Having clear and concise agreements can save you from future fights.
At Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P., our lawyers have helped many couples in the San Antonio area create and review pre- and postnuptial agreements. We understand that you want to approach this topic with as much love and trust as possible, and we are dedicated to helping our clients find resolutions that leave both partners happy, satisfied, and still in love.
Reasons to Consider a Pre- or Postnuptial Agreement
In a prenuptial agreement, partners agree on terms surrounding financial and legal issues before getting married. Aspects of a prenuptial agreement can include marital and separate assets, division of assets, spousal support, and outstanding debt. This agreement can also cover what would happen in the event that one of the partners dies. The creation of a prenuptial agreement requires full disclosure of all assets by each partner before they can sign. There are several reasons a person might create a prenuptial agreement before getting married, including:
- You are bringing significant assets into the marriage
- It is your second marriage
- You have children from another marriage
- Your partner has a high amount of debt
- You own part of a business
On the other end, a postnuptial agreement occurs after the marriage. Postnuptial agreements have become more popular in recent years and many couples are using them as a way to solve financial quarrels within their marriage. Postnuptial agreements cover everything a prenuptial can, but often also include a budget for household expenses and other daily finances that may cause turmoil in a relationship. A knowledgeable family law attorney can guide you through either kind of agreement and make sure you are getting a deal that will satisfy both partners.
Contact a San Antonio Family Law Attorney
If you and your partner are interested in creating a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, contact an experienced San Antonio attorney to guide you through the process. We will be there for you every step of the way, from creating the agreement to reviewing and negotiating solutions that will be fair to both partners. Contact our San Antonio office today at (210) 349-9933 to learn more about our team.