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Consider marital agreements to protect yourself during divorce

On Behalf of | Apr 8, 2015 | Divorce |

There comes a time in many marriages when the relationship no longer seems to work anymore. Arguments between the spouses take center stage and resolving even miniscule issues seems like a mammoth task. In these situations, many Dallas, Texas, residents would agree that it would be better if the couple were to part ways. However, even during the separation process, the spouses are often at war with each other because of a number of issues such as child custody, alimony, child support and property division.

Many couples choose to contest these issues and as a result, end up spending a large sum of money for legal expenses and other associated costs. These couples should know for future reference that if they had signed a marital agreement either before or after getting married, the entire divorce process could have been more straightforward since most contentious issues can be addressed in the agreement at a time when the spouses were on amicable terms and willing to listen to what the other spouse says.

Typically, a marital agreement signed before the marriage is known as a prenuptial agreement and an agreement signed after the marriage is called a postnuptial agreement. In both types of agreement, a number of marital issues can be addressed. It is important for Texas residents to know that state laws do not permit legal separation and therefore, these agreements can play a crucial role while deciding how various issues will be addressed during a divorce.

If you are contemplating a prenuptial agreement or if a change in circumstances after marriage calls for a postnuptial agreement, the GUNNSTAKS LAW OFFICE in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex can offer solid advice. Our experience can help a vast range of clients from different backgrounds and it has enabled us to learn about the various unique complications that may arise during the development of a marital agreement. If you wish to learn more about the services we offer when it comes to marital agreements or other aspects of divorce in Texas, our website may help. The information may be very valuable to you.