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What Is The Difference Between A Prenuptial And A Postnuptial Agreement?

The most important difference between a prenuptial (prenup) and postnuptial (postnup) agreement is when the parties create them. If the agreement comes before the marriage, it is a prenup; if it comes after the marriage, it is a postnup. What this means for everyone is that it is not too late to craft one of these agreements.

At David W. Smith II PLLC, attorney David W. Smith works hard for clients across Dallas, TX and Oklahoma City, OK in all family law matters. He informs people on what they need to know about the law and how to make thoughtful, impactful choices.

Why You Should Consider A Pre- Or Postnuptial Agreement

Pre and postnuptial agreements – often called “marital agreements” – are vital tools for individuals with significant assets to create security for themselves. At its core, a marriage is a romantic, emotional decision, but a marital agreement allows a person to look rationally at the material aspects of the marriage.

A solid marital agreement will include:

  • Asset division terms
  • Prospective child support terms
  • Prospective custody agreements
  • Ongoing spousal support conditions

However, a marital agreement can include many other terms. Essentially, your prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can be the guiding contract for your marriage. It doesn’t have to set the terms of an eventual divorce. It can set the terms for a happy, successful partnership.

A Thorough, Dedicated Marital Contract Attorney

Every marriage and relationship is a little different because every couple is different. A prenuptial agreement can help you and your soon-to-be spouse settle on expectations for the marriage. A postnuptial agreement can do the same.

Reach out to David W. Smith II PLLC to schedule your meeting with David W. Smith as soon as possible. He’ll explain how postnuptial agreements in Dallas work and help you understand all your options. Call 469-460-8980 or send an email using this form.