Prenuptial agreements, when structured properly, can help couples avoid litigation and protect their property in the event of a divorce. Whether or not to have a prenuptial agreement is a personal decision that each couple needs to make, but an experienced attorney can answer your questions about prenuptial agreements and help you determine whether it is the right choice for you.
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What are prenuptial agreements? Prenuptial agreements are formal documents that must comply with Texas law to be enforceable. They can detail what will happen to separate property that was carried into the marriage, how marital property shall be divided and how various heirs should be treated in the event that a spouse dies.
Is a lawyer necessary? Parties to prenuptial agreements must have an opportunity to consult with legal counsel, and must have the opportunity to receive a full and fair disclosure of the estate of the other party. These requirements can be waived, but it is not recommended. A lawyer can help you ensure you are receiving a fair deal that protects your rights, your property and your children in the event of a divorce.
Should you be considering a prenuptial agreement? Those who should consider a prenuptial agreement include individuals with a high net worth or high future earnings potential, those with blended families, parties with assets they want to keep separate, and those wishing to eliminate future support obligations.
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