Austin Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreements

Serving Clients In The Greater Austin Area And Throughout Central Texas

Prenuptial agreements and post-marital contracts are taken seriously by Texas family law courts. That means that the contract must protect the rights of both parties, must be signed well in advance of the marriage and must not be signed under duress or prohibit one party from fair distribution of marital property in the event of divorce.

Just like any contract, disputes about the provisions of a prenuptial agreement are subject to litigation. Disputes over categorization of property, appraisal and valuation, and commingling of assets to increase the value of a separate investment frequently come before the courts in complex divorce property litigation.

If you have a prenuptial agreement in place and are considering filing for divorce in Central Texas, talk to an attorney at Coldwell | Bowes, L.L.P. Our firm practices exclusively in the area of Texas divorce and family law. We understand how local courts review and rule on cases involving marital contracts and will work aggressively to protect your rights.

From our offices one block from the state Capitol building in downtown Austin, our attorneys represent clients in family law matters in Travis County, Williamson County and Hays County and courts throughout central Texas. Call us at 512-472-2040 or contact us by email to arrange an initial consultation with one of our experienced Austin prenuptial agreement litigation lawyers today.

Prenuptial Agreements And Estate Planning

In addition to the current value or categorization of marital assets, spouses must consider their estate planning needs when litigating a prenuptial agreement in a divorce. Money put into pre-existing special long-term investments or retirement savings by one spouse may not be completely protected as a separate asset under terms of a prenuptial agreement. Likewise, inherited assets commingled with marital assets placed in a trust may not receive the full protection of a prenuptial or post-nuptial contract. If you are concerned about the effects of a prenuptial agreement on your estate planning needs, meet with one of our attorneys.

We have built our reputation on providing exceptional client service, beginning with responsive communication and clear expectations. We practice with integrity and work hard to protect your family's future throughout your case. We will not pursue a strategy that does not consider your children's best interests as the highest priority.

Our firm includes attorneys and paralegals with a broad range of experience. Every case receives the guidance and supervision of our senior partners.

Our office hours in downtown Austin are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. We validate your parking for the 919 Congress parking garage. Call 512-472-2040 or use our convenient email contact form to request a return call to schedule an initial consultation with a lawyer.We accept all major credit cards for your convenience.