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Some possible cons to prenuptial agreements

On Behalf of | Feb 3, 2023 | Prenuptial Agreements |

It’s safe to say that most Texas residents have insurance in one form or another. Insurance is basically a form of protection should an unexpected event occur. Prenuptial agreements can be viewed as insurance for a marriage to protect spouses in case they one day separate. Prenups have a lot of benefits, but like most things in life, there are some cons. Here are a few of the downsides to a prenuptial agreement. 

A spouse is less involved 

Sometimes, one spouse may want a prenuptial agreement while the other spouse is more apprehensive. Drafting a prenuptial agreement is a process in which both spouses must be all-in and fully involved. If one spouse is more involved than the other, the prenuptial agreement could end up being skewed to the benefit of that individual. 

Friction and conflict 

Obviously, talking about the end of a marriage before it even begins is not the easiest discussion for couples to have. Negotiating the terms outlined in a prenuptial agreement has the potential to cause some conflict between future spouses. Opting for a prenup may also cause friction with extended families. The future in-laws could be offended and assume that drafting a prenuptial agreement means their daughter or son is entering into a marriage that will not survive. 

Speak with a professional 

For most couples, the pros of a prenuptial agreement far outweigh the cons. Having a prenup in place before walking the aisle could prove invaluable. Couples in Texas who have questions or want to learn more about prenuptial agreements can get help by contacting an experienced family law attorney.