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Should couples have a prenuptial agreement in case of divorce?

It is suggested that any couple, including Texas couples, should consider signing a prenuptial agreement in case of divorce. While no couple enters into a marriage assuming that it will end up in divorce, a prenuptial agreement can actually protect the financial interests of both parties just in case. These agreements are beneficial, even if a couple is not wealthy.

It is a common misconception that a prenuptial agreement is only needed for couples who have a lot of money or who had wealth before the marriage. However, a legal agreement can be beneficial for those who simply wish to outline what will happen in the event of a divorce. Traditionally, these agreements will state that what belonged to the individual before the marriage will be re-divided accordingly in the event of a divorce.

Of course, a prenuptial agreement can be specific to each individual's needs. A Texas couple can agree to divide money earned since the marriage began or on any other details that are important to the couple, such as which spouse will keep the furniture or pets. It is very important that these agreements be legally binding; therefore, couples may wish to seek assistance with the finer details.

A divorce may not be expected, but that does not mean that it has to bring financial ruin to a couple. A prenuptial agreement can be a source of comfort for a couple entering a marriage, with both parties knowing that their best interests are represented. By having the proper legal documents in place, a divorce can be less complicated and more civil than perhaps anticipated.

Source: thealternativepress.com, Why a Pre-Nuptial Agreement Makes Sense, Kristen Houghton, Feb. 8, 2014

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