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Understanding the benefit of prenuptial agreements

On Behalf of | Oct 7, 2016 | Family Law |

Putting certain legal protections in place before a marriage is not dooming a relationship to fail, but is smart, practical and appropriate for almost every Texas couple that is planning to marry. Prenuptial agreements are often associated with the rich and famous, but they can be quite useful and beneficial for couples of varying income levels. In case of a divorce, a prenup can shield a person from disastrous financial loss and protect certain valuable assets. Marrying someone without the benefit of a prenup is in effect betting half your assets that the marriage will last until “death do you part”.

Prenuptial agreements are also beneficial for people who are entering their second or third marriage or couples who have significant assets. These agreements can ensure that money set aside for children is not moved and/or valuable assets remain in the family in case of a divorce. People can use these agreements to protect a family business, real estate, inheritance or certain assets that they have worked very hard to accumulate.

It is critical that these agreements be carefully drafted in order to stand up to the scrutiny of a court. We have vast experience in both the drafting and the enforcement of these types of agreements, standing up for our clients and focusing on protecting them legally in every way possible. We have the ability to anticipate problems and find solutions in even the most complex of situations.

If you are getting married and believe that your assets and property should be protected, work with a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist legal team experienced in prenuptial agreements. We can evaluate your case and determine the most appropriate option for your unique situation. Get a complete explanation of your rights and the benefits of a prenup by contacting our Texas office for a case evaluation.