Post-Marital Agreements

Unlike premarital agreements, postmarital agreements are created after a couple is married. Some motivations for a postmarital agreement include getting married quickly before a premarital can be completed; the inheritance of property or the realization that remarriage has created conflict within the blended families.


There is no legal separation in Texas. A postnuptial agreement is an option that can work for couples that want to separate their assets, but are not ready for a divorce. They can also help marriages when the parties have different financial goals, in order to help maintain the relationship. Regardless, most traditional postnuptial agreements are designed to protect separate property and to provide a measure of certainty in the event of divorce or death. A postnuptial agreement can not only be designed to protect property, but can also set out agreements regarding your children.

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