Divorce, Family Law

Do You Really Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

Despite feeling as though it may be one of the most unromantic conversations to have with your potential husband or wife, prenuptial agreements are a very necessary part of marriage in today’s world. These documents can protect both parties in the event of a divorce, as they highlight how assets and property will be divided in the event of a divorce. Despite hoping to never need them, prenuptial agreements can save you a lot of future headaches and contention.

By drafting a prenuptial agreement before you and your partner ever walk down the aisle, you will ensure you avoid court involvement and don’t get caught up in a contentious divorce battle. Conflict will be reduced, debt will be assigned to the responsible party, and marital property will be accurately dispersed. Many couples are afraid to bring up the topic of prenuptial agreements, as they fear it will appear as though it is out of anticipation of a future breakup–however, this simply isn’t the case.

The following are valid reasons for considering a prenuptial agreement, including but not limited to:

  • One partner is far wealthier than the other
  • One partner earns far more than the other
  • This is not either partner’s first marriage
  • One partner has a high debt load
  • One partner is a business owner
  • Children from a past marriage
  • One partner is a stay at home parent
  • It prevents a stressful situation in the future

Contact Our Austin Divorce Lawyers Today

If you and your partner have made the pragmatic decision to get a prenuptial agreement prior to getting married, our Austin divorce lawyers commend you for doing so. At the Law Office of Janet McCullar, P.C., we have seen countless couples undergo a brutal divorce battle, which could have been entirely prevented with a proper prenuptial agreement. Let our legal team help you and your partner walk down the aisle with peace of mind.

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