Dallas Estate Planning Lawyer
Dallas Estate Planning Lawyer Attorney Profile Frequently Asked Questions Contact Us background
will trusts and estates

Contact us Today

Fill out the form below to send us a quick email.

Fill an online case evaluation form.
Estate Planning Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Asset Protection
Benefits of Estate Planning
Breaches of Fiduciary Duty
Business Continuation Planning
Change of Beneficiary
Executors, Guardians & Trustees
Family Limited Partnerships
Planning for Incapacity
Risks of Using Online Forms
Tax Planning
Why Hire a Lawyer?
Wise Distribution of Assets
Visit our Blog

Pre-nuptials Lawyer in Dallas

What is a pre-nuptial agreement?

A pre-nuptial agreement is a contract entered into by two people prior to marriage. It generally lays out provisions for division of property and spousal support, in the event of divorce or death. The agreement must be in writing and be executed voluntarily. There needs to be full disclosure of assets between both parties and the agreement must be fair and just. Pre-nuptial agreements are recognized in all 50 states. Texas is one of 9 community property states and the agreement must strictly comply with the laws governing such matters.

While it may be a difficult subject to approach, a pre-nuptial agreement can be of great benefit in protecting both parties if the marriage comes to an end. You do not have to be wealthy to need a premarital agreement. You have worked long and hard to accumulate your assets and have the right to protect them. Our attorney can represent you to ensure you are not being taken advantage of.

Benefits of a Pre-nuptial Agreement

When two people have made a commitment to each other, it is hard to imagine the end of that union. Unfortunately, divorce is very prevalent in our society. Couples that do not have a pre-nuptial agreement leave themselves open to having their assets divided by the state. Having your financial future determined by a third party is not an optimum situation.

A premarital agreement can protect the inheritance of children and grandchildren from a prior marriage. It can see to it that you are not obligated to take on your spouse's significant debts, and it can protect your business interests in the event of divorce. At my law firm, you have my 23 years of experience as a Dallas prenuptial attorney at your disposal. I, Carol Butrus, work one-on-one with you to help ensure that your rights are protected under the law. In this way, you can begin your marriage with peace of mind.

Contact a Dallas prenup lawyer when you feel that a prenuptial agreement will help protect your assets in the event of divorce at (972) 325-7516.

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.