Before marriage, there are many decisions the couple must make, including where to live, when they want to have children and more. One decision that might not rise to the top of their mind is the need for a prenuptial agreement. It is also important to consider whether one is appropriate for your situation. Prenuptial agreements provide legal protection and financial planning for you and your future spouse. In Texas, valid prenuptial agreements require that you and your intended marital partner have a lawyer and that the agreement is mutual.
At Neal Ashmore, our attorneys can guide you through the process of creating a prenuptial agreement. We will listen to your situation, help you determine whether an agreement is appropriate and design an agreement with your objectives in mind.
A prenuptial agreement does not mean that you do not trust your spouse or that you believe your relationship will be headed toward divorce. Perhaps you will never have to use your prenuptial agreement. Yet, just like people insure their homes and cars, it makes sense to insure your relationship in case the worst happens.
This is especially true for people who have business assets and professional partnerships, as well as people who enter into a second marriage with children from a previous relationship. Young couples who have substantial estates and other assets will also benefit from prenuptial agreements.