Simply put, the key elements of a successful marriage contract in Texas are a successive marriage contract, a legal contract between spouses, which dictates the distribution of their marital property if they decide to divorce. These agreements must be prepared by divorce lawyers or family law lawyers, with each spouse represented by his or her own lawyer. They are a mandatory registration of the couple`s wishes, which are legally confirmed in case of divorce. As a rule, the post-marital contract includes conditions on how the couple has agreed to distribute marital property in the event of divorce. In some cases, couples may also enter into a support or support agreement. While a post-marital marriage contract can`t predict your future or prevent life`s uncertainties, it can prepare you for those risks and opportunities.