A premarital agreement, such as a prenuptial agreement, is a property agreement made between prospective spouses or made in contemplation and consideration of marriage. A post-marital or postnuptial agreement is a property agreement made between spouses during or after a marriage. Their purposes are many, and overall both serve to establish interests and protect the rights of each spouse during the marriage and in the event of divorce.

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Reasons For Marital Property Agreements

The primary purpose of prenuptial agreements and marital agreements usually is to modify the impact of Texas law on marital property and support rights during a marriage and in the event of a divorce.

Marital property agreements can be used for the following reasons:

  • To protect a spouse from the other spouse’s premarital debts
  • To change inheritance rights so as to protect a spouse’s children from a prior marriage
  • To determine the right to spousal support, or what is commonly referred to as alimony, in the event of a divorce

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