No one goes into a marriage thinking it will end in divorce. For this and other reasons, many people are reluctant to enter into prenuptial agreements. With this said, premarital agreements are a pragmatic means to clarify each spouse’s property rights and responsibilities in the event of divorce. A premarital agreement is particularly wise when one or both spouses have children from a previous relationship, or when one or both spouses own a business or have other unique assets.
If you are considering into a premarital or postmarital agreement, it is of critical importance to work with experienced legal counsel. I am Dennis A. Fuller, Attorney at Law. I devote the entirety of my practice to family law, and create or review pre- and postmarital agreements for people across Texas.
DEVISING AN AGREEMENT DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND LEGAL CHALLENGES
If a couple enters into a pre- or postmarital agreement and later decides to divorce, it is likely that one spouse will challenge the terms of the agreement. It is therefore important that your attorney creates an agreement that will hold up to a judge’s scrutiny. In Texas, every marital agreement must meet the following requirements:
- The agreement must be in writing.
- Both spouses make a complete disclosure of their assets.
- Both spouses must enter into the agreement voluntarily.
While it is not absolutely necessary for each spouse to have his or her own lawyer, it is generally beneficial. My objective in creating a marital agreement is to structure an agreement that will protect your interests in the event it is needed. My experience, developed over the course of many decades of practice, offers tangible benefits to my clients.
CONTACT DENNIS A. FULLER, ATTORNEY AT LAW
Call my Dallas-based law firm at 972-852-8500 to schedule a consultation.