Has your spouse asked you to sign a postnuptial agreement (or postnup)? If so, you should make sure you understand what you’re signing and what rights you might be giving away by signing. Attorneys Ray Kerlick and Fiona Goodison discuss Texas postnuptial agreements in this video. Call 800-929-1725 for an appointment.
Transcript of the Postnuptial Agreement in Texas Video
– Hi, this is Ray Kerlick from Wadler, Perches, Hundl and Kerlick here in our Fulshear office at 29818 FM 1093. We’re excited today to talk to you a little bit about common questions that we’re receiving. And hopefully provide you a little bit of guidance on how to answer those questions from a legal standpoint. Fiona, what are some questions you’re hearing these days?
– One of the common questions that I’m getting is my spouse wants me to sign a postnuptial agreement. What do I do? The short answer is get a lawyer to review the documents.
– Absolutely, so as most of us are somewhat familiar with, Texas is a community property state, and what that means is, property that people own is divided into community property, separate property, and then other versions of or combinations of those two things. Typically, the idea behind a postnuptial agreement is to change what otherwise might be the outcome if there was a division of that property.
– It’s definitely important for you to see an attorney, to have them review the terms to make sure that a potential postnuptial agreement is not waving some of your important rights here in the state of Texas.
– Absolutely, and what we don’t want to do is put yourself in a position that should, God forbid, something happen in the future, that you wind up in a position that you’re either unprepared for or that you’ve waved something, waved some rights that you would otherwise have in that situation.
– This is just one of the many questions that we can help you with here at our Fulshear location.
– Thank you so much, and we’ll talk to you soon.