Many couples who are engaged to be married are thinking about the what ifs around ‘til death do they part. It’s doubtful that any Texas couples stand in front of a priest, minister or justice of the peace believing their marriage will end in divorce. However, to be on the safe side, more couples are choosing to have prenuptial agreements drawn up before tying the knot – especially millennial couples.
Prenups are being embraced by all classes
A high percentage of divorce lawyers are experiencing an increase in clients wanting a prenup established. Those requests aren’t just coming from the very well-to-do but from people of all walks of life, and as mentioned above, from millennials. One attorney put it this way: a prenuptial agreement is a divorce settlement that is arrived at even before the marriage takes place. A prenup can serve to outline a couple’s financial picture or can be used to protect certain assets like a business, for instance.
A difficult subject to broach
Initiating the prenuptial talk can be a little uncomfortable, but if discussed in a positive way, it can actually be very beneficial. Money and future financial concerns don’t need to be a taboo subject anymore. This document can provide a starting place to talk about how each person sees the financial situation within the marriage.
Prenuptial agreements don’t mean one or both people in a relationship believe it’s ultimately doomed. When Texas couples choose to have a prenup as part of their marriage, it can actually mean they do, indeed, trust each other. An experienced attorney can help answer all of one’s questions and concerns regarding a prenup and can help ensure all needed items are ultimately covered in the formal agreement.