Premarital Agreement Attorney in Longview, TX
Protect Your Assets as You Enter into Marriage
As you prepare for your wedding, you are probably making an abundance of decisions. Who will be invited? What will the bride’s dress look like? Where should the ceremony take place? In the bustle of activity, it is easy to forget the distant future. If you are entering marriage with any number of assets, it is important that you take the time to draw up a premarital agreement. Should your marriage fail, you will be thankful you thought ahead. The Longview premarital agreement lawyer at The Hollwarth Law Firm can help you draft and implement the agreements you have reached.
Call us at 903-234-0711 to set up an appointment and draw up your plan.
What Can You Protect with a Premarital Agreement?
Divorce can wreak havoc on your assets. Texas is a community property state, which means that all assets received or earned after the date of marriage – except for gifts and inheritance received and certain personal injury settlements are subject to division by the Court.
Having a premarital agreement in place could protect you from:
- Losing your marital home
- Losing prized possessions that are designated as marital property
- Dividing monies or investments that accrued during the marriage
It is important to note that a premarital agreement cannot determine child custody or child support payments. While the document may contain provisions concerning alimony, the court has the right to change them as it sees fit. The court will not honor anything in the agreement if it is considered unconscionable or illegal.
Enforcing a Premarital Agreement
Following marriage, your premarital agreement will be binding. Any provisions therein must be followed during the marriage or at the dissolution of the marriage. Most spouses add a “sunset clause” to their agreement, saying that the document is invalid if they stay married for a certain number of years.
If your spouse violates specific rules in this document or tries to change the terms, hire a Longview family lawyer. Attorney Christina Hollwarth of The Hollwarth Law Firm gives focused attention to each client while seeking a satisfactory solution.