There are numerous benefits to having a premarital agreement (also called prenuptial agreements) drafted for your protection. In Texas, an increasing number of couples are making sure that they have a prenuptial agreement established. This details how you want certain events to play out if divorce were to occur. At HCWD, PLLC we will listen to your goals and draft an agreement according to your wishes.
There are many reasons why couples get a premarital agreement. Here are some reasons we have seen in our practice:
- you own your own business
- one party has separate real estate assets
- you are expecting a future inheritance
- you earn more than your partner
- your net worth is more than that of your partner
- you or your partner has debt
- a party has large debts
No couple enters into a marriage with a plan to eventually divorce. Unfortunately, things happen and there are circumstances that can occur to lead to the dissolution of a marriage. One mechanism that can help make divorce more straightforward is to have a premarital agreement in place. Getting an agreement drafted prior to any conflict in the marriage can save you significant time and money if an irreconcilable dispute arises.
Elaine Berkeley has over 15 years’ experience dealing with complicated family law issues. If you are in the Woodlands, Conroe or the Houston area and may questions about whether a premarital agreement is right for you, contact HCWD, PLLC to speak personally with a family law attorney.