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Dallas Post-nuptial Agreement Attorney

Interested in drafting a post-nuptial?

A post-nuptial agreement is different than a pre-nuptial due to the time that someone chooses to create one. These marital agreements are similar in many ways, but also have differences. A post-nuptial agreement is a contract that an individual and their attorney drafts in order to make provisions in the event of a divorce. The reason that this agreement is called a post-nuptial rather than a pre-nuptial is because it is created after two individuals get married. Going along with that, you may guess that a pre-nuptial agreement would be a contract drafted before the couple enters into the marriage. Post-nuptial agreements are generally made so that both spouses have peace of mind that provisions are in place if something was to happen. Post-nups and pre-nups often come with a negative connotation of doubt in a marriage. In actuality, many couples choose to create this contract in case one spouse was to pass away. Some couples do; however, create this agreement when they foresee a divorce in the future.

What does a post-nuptial agreement regulate?

Similar to a pre-nup, this agreement can include regulations to nearly all divorce matters. The agreement can deal with finances, assets, children and many other matters. The contract may include provisions regarding all of the following:

  • Alimony
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Asset division
  • Debt division

Dealing with these issues ahead of time can relieve much stress and anxiety later on. You already know what would happen if something were to happen with your marriage or if your spouse passes away. One of the key benefits of drafting a post-nup is your freedom to make the decisions. When going through a divorce, the court can have a large influence on the orders given. In a marital agreement, you and your spouse can make your own mutually beneficial decisions. If you are interested in this type of marital agreement, contact a Dallas estate planning attorney from Carol Willis Butrus, Attorney at Law today at (972) 325-7516. I can assist you through the process and make sure your rights are protected!

Carol Willis Butrus, Attorney at Law - Dallas Estate Planning Attorney
Located at 2500 Dallas Parkway, Suite 600 Plano, TX 75093. View Map
Phone: (972) 325-7516 | Local Phone: (469) 440-5401.