Experienced, Comprehensive Family Law Representation
Cheryl B. Jeter, PLLC has the experience, skills and resources to guide you through any family law matter. In addition to divorce and child custody matters, Ms. Jeter is ready to represent and advise you on issues such as prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, modifications of court orders and any litigated family law matter.
Family Law Litigation
In Texas, family law litigation encompasses all forms of litigation, including:
- Child custody
- Divorce (in court)
- Modification of a decree of divorce
- Suit affecting parent-child relationship
- Assertion of grandparents’ rights
- Child support
- Marriage annulment
- Possession and access issues
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Adoption issues
- Division of marital assets
- Protective order cases
Protect Separate Assets With A Prenuptial Agreement
Texas allows prenuptial agreements; and with one, you and your soon-to-be spouse can protect assets owned prior to marriage in the event of a dissolution of the marriage or the death of one of the parties.
By entering into a prenuptial agreement, you and your future spouse can address your rights and obligations, allowing you to:
- Protect your separate property
- Reduce conflict and save money if a dissolution of the marriage were to occur
- Clarify special agreements between the two of you
- Establish any proposed property division between the parties in the event of a divorce
- Establish any division of property in the event of the death of one party while married
- Clarify property issues for children of previous marriages
Already Married? Consider Partition And Exchange Agreements.
Many states allow for the creation of postnuptial agreements as well. In Texas, these are known as partition agreements.
Spouses can partition and exchange between themselves all or part of their community property – already existing or to be acquired – as they may desire. Property transferred to a spouse by partition or exchange becomes that spouse’s separate property. Spouses may also partition the future earnings and income from the transferred property, which shall also be the separate property of the spouse it was transferred to.
After spouses marry, and especially if the marriage is a long-lasting marriage, they sometimes agree to transfer some of their separate property to the other spouse. This is done through an agreement so in the event of divorce or death, the owning spouse’s interest in this property will be defined.
These types of agreements are not as common as prenuptial agreements, but their purpose is necessary to transfer ownership of separate property owned by a spouse in a marriage.