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Prenuptial Agreements

Many clients find that planning ahead – whether for the possibility of divorce, protection of their children’s financial futures, or as part of their overall estate plan – helps bring them piece of mind. A prenuptial agreement does not necessarily indicate a lack of trust between future spouses, and those agreements are not meant solely for those individuals of substantial means. In Texas, a prenuptial agreement (technically called a “premarital agreement”) can define each spouse’s rights to property acquired prior to and during a marriage. Entering into such an agreement with your future spouse may help reduce the expense and duration of litigation should your marriage end in divorce, and doing so may also help make the lives of your heirs easier. An experienced family law attorney can help you navigate the Texas community property laws and craft an agreement that suits your future family’s needs. Please call Gardner & Smith if you would like to explore whether a prenuptial agreement is right for you.