To many, planning and preparing for a wedding is a joyful and exciting time. For others, it is a stressful time where too many people put pressure on them to make a single day perfect. No matter where a person falls on the spectrum, it is important to consider your legal rights going into a marriage. A marriage is a legal contract, and spouses to-be should consider what it really means to enter into a marriage. One may want to protect certain assets or property, making it vital that a prenuptial agreement be considered.
There is nothing more unromantic than discussing a prenuptial agreement leading up to the wedding day; however, it can be extremely helpful. No marriage requires a prenup; however, more and more couples in Texas and elsewhere decide it is in their best interests to include such a document.
At Katie L. Lewis, P.C. Family Law, our experienced legal team can help one better understand the purposes of a prenup and why one might want to include one in a marriage. Any fallbacks are also discussed, as these documents are not just beneficial. And for those really unsure about this process or signing a document before their nuptials, our law firm explores the possibility of including a postnuptial agreement in the union later down the line.
The main goal of a prenuptial and postnuptial agreement is to control economic interests and plan one's finances. It is also used to protect these finances, in order to ensure each spouse gets what is rightfully theirs in the event of a divorce. This not only helps protect certain financial accounts, but it can address property, businesses and even debts.
To learn more, check out our law firm's prenuptial agreement website. Whether you just got engaged or just said your I do's, it is never to late to consider a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. Becoming well informed can help you make the best decision in you matter.