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Marriage in Texas

Information on the laws for those who plan to get married or are married in Texas.

Marital Agreements

Premarital & Marital Property Agreements

While it may not be the most pleasant thing to think about before your marriage, premarital agreements (also known as prenuptial agreements) establish the property and financial rights of each spouse in the event of a divorce. These agreements can also be entered into after you get married, often referred to as marital property agreements. 

Below you will find references to areas of the Texas law related to pre-marital and marital agreements. If you find these statutes difficult to understand, please see the Understanding the Law resources below for a "plain English" explanation of these laws.

Texas Law

Understanding the Law

E-Books from the Texas State Law Library

You can borrow the e-books below with your library account. Don't have a library account? Texas residents can register for a library account online! Learn more about how to register online.

Volume 4, Objective V discusses the creation of premarital agreements.

Volume 5, Objective X discusses the planning and creation of marital property agreements.

Chapter 63 of this manual discusses property agreements.