Getting Married? Prenuptial Agreements Provide Many Benefits
If you’re considering marriage, you may also wish to consider a premarital agreement (commonly known as a prenuptial agreement or simply a “prenup”). While no engaged couple wants to consider the possibility of divorce, it is important to remember that well-drafted and comprehensive premarital agreements provide couples with a number of benefits and should not be viewed as defeatist.
To create a premarital agreement, consult the Houston family law attorneys at Boudreaux Hunter & Associates, LLC. Our team is committed to providing you and your spouse-to-be with a thorough, complete agreement that sets the terms of your marriage clearly and concisely. Our firm can provide an innovative, collaborative solution that empowers both spouses.
Why Get a Premarital Agreement?
Primarily, premarital agreements address the terms of dissolution. If your marriage ends, premarital agreements resolve some of the most intensely disputed matters automatically with predetermined terms. A prenup can address how property is divided, who is entitled to what, protections for certain belongings or assets, and more.
There are also other benefits to having a premarital agreement:
Prenuptial contracts establish the expectations each spouse has for the other. This includes everything from financial expectations to how your current or future children will be raised. While many couples believe their terms are clear prior to entering marriage, few processes offer as much clarity as contract writing. This offers both legal and marital advantages.
Prenuptial agreements also allow spouses entering a second marriage to protect children from a previous marriage.Should a spouse want to ensure a specific inheritance passes to his or her child, they can do so with legal assurance. Whatever your needs, having a mutually-beneficial contract is always advantageous to both parties.
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Prenuptial agreements, also referred to as prenups or premarital agreements, have not earned the greatest reputation throughout the years.