Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Family Law Attorney in Rockwall

Many people assume that prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are not necessary and that they should not have to draft one in order to have a successful marriage; however, these legal documents may be highly beneficial to both parties in a marriage. Obtaining a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can help protect your assets in the event of a divorce and ensure that children receive the proper inheritance that they deserve. If you are interested in speaking with an attorney regarding your situation and how these contracts may benefit you and your spouse, do not hesitate to contact my firm. At the Law Offices of J. Cameron Cowan, I am proud to help the residents of Rockwall and Kaufman obtain favorable outcomes for all aspects of their family law cases.

How Planning Ahead Can Help

Prenuptial agreements serve multiple purposes and are designed to provide couples with peace of mind when they enter into a marriage. One of the biggest myths behind these agreements is that they are for wealthy individuals only. There are many reasons couples of all social and economic classes choose to draft these agreements, including:

  • Financial rights clarification
  • Safeguarding inheritances for children from a previous marriage
  • Clarifying property division and alimony prior to a divorce
  • Protecting yourself from your spouse's debt

If you do not choose to make a prenuptial agreement and you do end up divorcing, you both take ownership rights of community property that was acquired during the marriage and debt may be distributed between both parties. Prenuptial agreements not only benefit divorcing spouses, but they can help you determine how property and assets need to be distributed after your passing in order to expedite the probate process for your loved ones. Postnuptial agreements can serve almost exactly the same purpose as prenuptial agreements except they are drafted after instead of before a couple is married.

At the Law Offices of J. Cameron Cowan, I am fully prepared to assist clients with creating prenuptial and postnuptial agreements that will benefit both parties. When you retain me as your Rockwall family law attorney, you work with a lawyer who can take all of your needs to heart and assist you in accomplishing your legal goals. If you have questions about these agreements and how they may be right for you, do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of J. Cameron Cowan today.

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