San Antonio Post-Nuptial Agreement Lawyers
Post-nuptial agreements can be useful tools for any married couple. These agreements can be helpful to couples looking to establish how property will be divided should the couple ever divorce. They can also establish the financial parameters for the marriage as it exists. Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. can assess your financial circumstances, including budgets for household expenses, and help you create a post-nuptial agreement that satisfies both you and your spouse.
Drafting a post-nuptial agreement can help to bring your marriage onto solid financial ground. The knowledgeable and qualified San Antonio post-nuptial agreement attorneys at Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. can help you and your spouse avoid the worst aspects of divorce should it occur, and solidify all financial aspects of your marriage for years to come. Call Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. today at (210) 349-9933 or reach out to us online for a completely free initial consultation.
How Can a Lawyer Help With My Post-Nuptial Agreement?
A skilled family law attorney will bring their knowledge and experience to the table, helping you and your spouse understand what can and cannot be included in a post-nuptial agreement. A knowledgeable lawyer can create an agreement that will satisfy the wishes of both partners. They will be able to help you and your spouse through every step of the decision-making process. In drafting the agreement, an attorney can help the two of you negotiate solutions to solidify the financial terms of your marriage and simplify any divorce proceedings, should they ever occur.
A qualified post-nuptial agreement lawyer will be able to explain to you and your spouse the benefits of establishing financial guidelines in your marriage. This will help to minimize financial disputes, such as those regarding property, financial support of dependents or a prior spouse, and even household budgets. Post-nuptial agreements take into account many financial factors that can effectively keep your marriage hassle-free when it comes to money. Outstanding debts and significant assets that are brought into the marriage, as well as controversial spending habits, can be negotiated in a post-nuptial agreement. Solving these issues at the beginning of your marriage, rather than further down the road, can help to prevent quarrels should things get rocky.
Finally, a qualified post-nuptial agreement lawyer will be able to explain how agreements may be scrutinized by a judge should one of the partners file for divorce. Couples who attempt to craft a post-nuptial agreement themselves may find that their agreement was unclear, insufficient, or not legally binding, making it useless. An attorney can ensure that your agreement is comprehensive, easy to understand, and will be able to be effectively used in the future.
Why Choose Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P.?
Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. focuses exclusively on family law. Our lawyers have the skills to provide an optimal experience for you and your spouse in drafting your post-nuptial agreement. Within the past decade, all of our attorneys have been named as “Super Lawyers” by Texas Monthly and Thomson Reuters, and have won numerous awards from the San Antonio Bar Association. Moreover, each partner at Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. is Board Certified to practice Family Law in Texas. Less than 1% of attorneys practicing in Texas have this certification.
Because our lawyers have decades of combined experience in family law, Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. is committed to providing you with a robust post-nuptial agreement that will satisfy both you and your spouse, and put your marriage on the best possible financial footing.
Overview of Post-Nuptial Agreements
Post-nuptial agreements are contracts, agreed upon by both spouses, detailing financial issues both during the marriage and in the event that one spouse files for divorce. They are signed after the spouses are already married, usually prompted by some change in financial circumstances. These agreements can include provisions for both marital and separated assets, the division of assets in the event of a divorce, and the allocation of any debts that were brought into the marriage by one of the partners. These agreements can also help to establish household budgets and other day-to-day financial guidelines for the marriage. Post-nuptial agreements additionally cover financial concerns in the event that one of the partners passes away.
In order to be enforceable, a postnuptial agreement must meet the following requirements:
- Written: An oral agreement is not enforceable.
- Voluntary: Any indication that one spouse forced the other into the postnuptial agreement will render the document void.
- Signed: The document must be legally valid in your state, meaning it has been signed by both parties.
- Fair: A postnuptial agreement that unreasonably favors one spouse may be invalidated on the basis of being unfair.
- Full Disclosure: Both spouses must disclose all of their debts and assets in order to craft a fair postnuptial agreement. If the information the document was based on is discovered to have been incomplete or false, the document may be invalidated.
A lawyer can ensure that your postnuptial agreement meets all of these requirements.
Reasons for Entering into a Post-Nuptial Agreement
The reasons for entering into a post-nuptial agreement include, but are not limited to:
- The partners enter into business together
- One partner decides to stay at home, making them dependent on the other
- One partner receives an inheritance
- The partners are having disputes about money
Ironing out these issues during a marriage can help to prevent future arguments and financial difficulties or disputes if one or both spouses decide to file for divorce. Transparency is a requirement of post-nuptial agreements, as both partners are required to disclose all of their assets.
Finally, although procedural requirements of these agreements can be complex, the expert lawyers at Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. can guide you and your spouse in the most legally sound methods of drafting an agreement that satisfies both of you.
Contact Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. Today
Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. brings decades of combined family law experience and commitment to each case we handle for our clients. Our San Antonio area pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreement lawyers are committed to guiding you and your spouse through each step of the agreement process in its entirety, giving you more confidence in your marriage.
The compassionate and capable San Antonio family law attorneys at Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. are here to guide you and your spouse in drafting a post-nuptial agreement. Contact us today at (210) 349-9933 to schedule a 100% free initial consultation to begin the process of drafting a post-nuptial agreement.