It is a misconception that Texas pre-marital agreements are only used by extremely wealthy or famous individuals. In many cases a Texas pre-marital agreement is very useful to couples that have large amounts of separate property, complicated estate plans, or have other children from a prior marriage. In Texas, a pre-marital agreement may be used to address the rights and obligations of each of the parties in any of the property that is acquired during the marriage. The agreement can operate to change default presumptions regarding the nature of the property (community or separate.) It gives parties the ability to arrange their marital property and property rights according to their wishes, not as governed by the Texas Family Code. However, a Texas pre-marital agreement may not affect how child support is distributed. In addition, Couples have the ability to contractually change the character of their property after the marriage with a marital property agreement. This post-marital agreement can change the nature of community property by partition or exchange.