Houston Postnuptial Agreement Attorneys

The primary function of a postnuptial agreement is to change the characterization of property, either from separate property to community property or vice versa. A postnuptial agreement can reduce tax liabilities, protect assets or serve other purposes as well.

At the law firm of Hayes & Wilson, PLLC, we provide efficient and cost-effective legal services. We can draft a postnuptial agreement, review a proposed agreement or provide an opinion regarding the enforceability of an existing postnuptial agreement. In a initial consultation, an attorney can review your situation and explain how we can help you.

About Binding Contracts Between Spouses

In most respects, a postnuptial agreement is like a prenuptial agreement. A postnuptial agreement states how property is to be divided in the event of a divorce or death. Like a prenuptial agreement, it can protect the inheritance rights of children from prior marriages or enable a business to stay within a family. A postnuptial agreement can also enable one spouse to avoid liability for debts contracted by the other spouse during the marriage.

To be considered valid under Texas law, a postnuptial agreement must be:

  • Fair to both spouses
  • Not contracted under duress
  • Include a full disclosure of assets and debts

In addition, to protect their respective rights and interests, each spouse should have separate legal counsel.

Our lawyers have decades of experience helping people in Southeast Texas make wise estate planning decisions. Let Hayes & Wilson, PLLC, put its knowledge and experience to work for you.

Consultation With a Lawyer

To schedule a consultation with an experienced Houston postnuptial agreement lawyer, contact Hayes & Wilson, PLLC.