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Making A Prenuptial Agreement

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Under Texas law, marriage is considered a contract between a bride and groom, where there are automatic property rights associated for each spouse with that contract. FindLaw reports that each spouse usually has the right to share ownership of property acquired during marriage.

If you're less then satisfied with the idea that you could be sharing your property and belongings with a spouse in the case of a divorce, you may want to consider a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement, otherwise known as prenup, is a document the groom and the bride sign before getting married so that they can define which belongings are theirs.

But Texas family law attorneys say that prenups are not done just for rich people looking to protect their assets. reports that the state of Texas is a "community property state" meaning that property accumulated during a marriage would be divided equally in the event of a divorce.

There are many other reasons to get a prenuptial agreement in this day and age. For example, FindLaw states that many couples choose to have a premarital agreement in place in order to protect the inheritance rights of children and grandchildren from a previous marriage. If you own your own business, a prenuptial agreement can protect the business or professional practice from being divided in the case of a divorce.

In Houston, there are many family law attorneys that can help if you have any questions about the process of creating a prenuptial agreement. If you decide that a prenuptial agreement is best for you, it's important to have skilled Texas family law attorneys, preferably one on each side, draft an agreement. See FindLaw's directory for a list of family law attorneys.

Related Resources:

  • Top 10 Reasons a Premarital Agreement May be Invalid  (FindLaw)
  • Is a Prenuptial Agreement Right for You?  (FindLaw)
  • Texas family law attorneys directory (FindLaw)

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