Marital Property Agreements, whether Premarital (created before the wedding) or Post Marital (created during the marriage), can be one of your most valuable tools in avoiding a protracted and costly divorce. Such agreements can identify and clarify the intended marital property rights of the parties before conflicts arise during the marriage.
The attorneys at Moffett Law Firm can advise you about the protections afforded by such an agreement and can represent you in the associated negotiation and drafting of any such agreement.
Prenuptial or Premarital Agreements. Prospective spouses may enter into a written agreement before marriage outlining their respective separate property, the characterization of property during marriage, and the treatment of their income during marriage. Such agreements are particularly important when one party comes into the marriage with a substantial separate estate owned before marriage. The agreement helps preserve your separate estate by clearly identifying the pre-marital assets and even agreeing that the income from such assets will remain your separate property.
The parties may even agree that NO community estate will be accumulated during the marriage and therefore, in the event of divorce, there would be no assets for the courts to divide.
Post-Marital Agreements. Once parties are married, they can still enter into a marital property agreement. These Post-Marital Agreements can help resolve marital disputes between spouses by resolving property issues that create friction in the marriage, protect the assets of the parties, and the treatment and characterization of income earned during marriage.
Contact Moffett Law Firm to discuss how we can help you create a prenuptial or post-marital agreement that best fits your needs. Please call 713-333-5800 or contact us online to arrange your confidential consultation with one of our experienced family law attorneys.