Experienced San Antonio Prenuptial Agreements Attorney Protects Your Future
Prenuptials and similar agreements require experienced legal counsel
Once thought to be necessary only for the wealthy, prenuptial agreements and other types of contracts are increasingly common in family law. These documents define the rights and obligations of each spouse and protect key assets should the couple eventually divorce.
If you believe a prenuptial agreement might benefit you and your future spouse, contact experienced San Antonio prenuptial agreements lawyer Joseph P. Appelt, who possesses nearly two decades of experience negotiating and drafting premarital agreements.
What does a prenuptial agreement accomplish?
The main goal of a prenuptial agreement is to define how assets and debts are to be handled should the couple divorce. When drafted effectively and intelligently, a prenuptial agreement helps separating couples eliminate a great deal of the conflict and tension resulting from a divorce. Not all San Antonio family law attorneys handle prenuptial agreements, but Joseph P. Appelt has prepared many of these complex documents.
In order to be enforceable during a divorce, a prenuptial or marital agreement must meet the following strict requirements:
- Both parties must fully disclose all their assets and debts to the other as the agreement is drafted.
- The parties must enter into the agreement of their own free will, without coercion.
In addition to the division of assets and debts, prenuptials can define other things, like spousal support amounts and schedules, child custody and child support.
It is common in this day and age to record the drafting and signing of a prenuptial agreement on video to settle any disputes that may arise.
Not all marital agreements are prenuptials
By definition, a prenuptial agreement is entered into by future spouses. Couples who are already married can still take advantage of marital agreements using an instrument called a postnuptial agreement. Postnuptial agreements are similar to prenuptials, but they are entered into after a marriage occurs. They offer the same benefits and are held to the same requirements as prenuptial agreements.
Learn more about how our trustworthy prenuptial agreement attorney can be an exceptional asset
At the San Antonio law firm of Joseph P. Appelt, P.C., we understand how Texas prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can benefit spouses of all financial backgrounds. Contact our law firm today online or at [ln::phone] to arrange a free initial consultation. Our office is easily accessible, and we accept all major credit cards. Se habla espanol.