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Marriage in Texas

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

Premarital Agreements

Texas Law on Premarital & Marital Property Agreements

Below you will find references to areas of the Texas law that governs premarital agreements as well as marital property agreements. If you find these statutes difficult to understand, you may want to look at the "plain English" resources on this page for more information or speak to an attorney for guidance.

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. They are often referred to as marital property agreements.

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 discuss the creation of premarital agreements.

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

Chapter 7 discusses premarital agreements.