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A prenuptial agreement can be a smart choice

On Behalf of | Apr 7, 2020 | Prenuptial Agreements |

When two people decide to get married, they are not thinking about what will happen if the marriage ends at some point in the future. Planning for a possible divorce may not seem romantic or necessary, but it’s a prudent step for Texas couples of all income levels. A prenuptial agreement can prevent some of the complication that comes with ending a marriage.

One benefit of a prenuptial agreement is that it can outline how the property division process will work in case of a divorce. This eliminates the need for contention and litigation over marital property, streamlining the divorce process. With a prenuptial agreement, it can take less time to complete a divorce, saving money and reducing stress for all parties involved. 

In this type of marital contract, a couple can also outline the financial obligations of both spouses during the marriage. They can also clearly establish what is marital property and what is separate property. When drafting these types of agreements, it is crucial to pay close attention to the wording and terms used. A prenuptial agreement could be ruled invalid if there are problems with how it was drafted.

When considering a prenuptial agreement, it may be helpful to speak with an experienced Texas attorney regarding the specific situation. A marital contract can be drafted to suit the needs and individual objectives of the couple. Before walking down the aisle, it may be worthwhile to seek an evaluation and explanation of how this type of contract can provide specific benefits for both parties.