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Do You Need a Postnuptial Agreement?

Married life can be wonderful for a lot of couples. But just like every marriage, there will always be some problems that’ll come along. Many married couples still manage to make it through and even make it out in a better place. Not all couples like to think that their marriage is going to end because of a problem or two. In fact, some couples don’t like thinking about their marriage ever coming to an end. So, does that mean you shouldn’t consider getting a postnuptial agreement?

What’s a Postnuptial Agreement

A postnuptial agreement is basically like your standard prenuptial agreement, except it was made after a couple’s marriage. Postnuptial agreements are made just in case the possibility of a divorce comes along during a couple’s marriage. In a postnuptial, matters such as who gets ownership over certain properties, whether there will be alimony, and asset division are some of the things that are sorted out. Postnuptial agreements focus more on the financial aspects of a couple’s marriage.

Do You Need One?

As much as getting a postnuptial agreement sounds pessimistic, considering that you’re planning for a divorce that might happen, it can help provide some sense of security for you and your spouse should you decide to call it quits and go your separate ways. Just keep in mind that postnuptial agreements may work out for some couples and may not for other couples. Whether or not you should get one depends entirely on what you and your spouse agree on. Sometimes, just sorting things out and talking about it with your spouse can be good enough. But if you and your spouse are the type to prepare for absolutely anything and don’t mind considering the possibility of your marriage coming to an end, then maybe a postnuptial agreement may be something you two can sort out.

Marriages can be great, but sometimes they don’t work out for everyone. And when they don’t work out, sometimes things can get a little crazy to sort out. If you’re the type that likes to prepare for absolutely anything, even if you don’t think your marriage is going to end, consider getting a prenuptial agreement. But if you and your spouse think you’re both in it for the long run no matter what, then you can always work things out between yourselves. Either way, give it some thought.

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Mr. Hutton is a Divorce and Custody Lawyer based out of Round Rock, TX. His background is with child psychology at Arizona State University where he received a B.S. in 2006, and he continued this by working with the Children’s Right’s Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law where he received his J.D. in 2009. Throughout his practice, he has been a strong proponent of utilizing modern technology to improve his practice and the representation of his clients. He currently is the technology chair of CAFA of Travis County and is committed to improving and modernizing the practice of law in Texas. If you have any questions you can contact him at

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