Skilled Frisco Lawyer Creating Effective Premarital Agreements
The creation of premarital agreements is on the rise today. What was once viewed as a cold, insensitive issue has now become a common practice among marrying couples, especially those with a high net worth.
For nearly 30 years, I have helped Frisco area clients deal with the complex issues related to premarital agreements. My knowledge of the law, combined with my experience drafting premarital and post-marital agreements, allows me to provide the effective and detailed advice you need to understand the impact such a document can have on your marriage and future.
Drafting, Reviewing, Contesting & More
I help clients deal with all issues relating to premarital agreements, including:
- Drafting a premarital agreement: I help draft premarital agreements that protect your property and financial assets. To do so, I work closely with you to first identify those assets. Then, together, we determine the best way to protect them.
- Reviewing a premarital agreement: If the other party had their attorney prepare the premarital agreement, I can review that agreement on your behalf to ensure you and your assets have been adequately protected. I also review these documents to ensure the agreement, as drafted, accurately portrays what you believe has been agreed upon.
- Contesting a premarital agreement: During divorce proceedings, rare occasions arise where it may be possible to challenge the validity of certain terms of a prenuptial agreement or the agreement in full. I offer the advice divorcing clients need to understand their options for contesting a premarital agreement.
No matter where you are in the premarital agreement process, please feel free to reach out to me.
Premarital Agreements: Fact vs. Fiction
There are many myths associated with the topic of premarital agreements. Here are some key facts about premarital agreements:
- They are not ironclad: Many people think a prenuptial agreement is ironclad and cannot be challenged. There are reasons why a prenuptial agreement may be challenged. If a prenuptial agreement is successfully challenged, some or all the terms of the agreement may be void.
- They may expire: Prenuptial agreements can contain a sunset clause—a date at which they expire and are no longer valid. For example, a prenuptial agreement may be valid for the first 10 years of marriage. After that, the terms are void.
Cutting through the complexities and confusion associated with prenuptial agreements is key to effectively creating or disputing one. I offer the advice and guidance you need to understand the facts and dispel the myths.