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September 2014 Archives

When should Texans get a postnuptial agreement?

While it's easy to understand the various reasons why many couples get prenuptial agreements before they marry, most people are a little murkier on why a couple would get a postnuptial agreement. The true number of postnups is not known because a court filing is not required. However, attorneys say they are becoming more common.

Billionaire couple fighting over validity of prenuptial agreement

Drafting a prenuptial agreement is an essential item on many Texans' pre-wedding to-do lists. When one of the betrothed has significantly more assets than the other, or both are bringing their own wealth into their marriage, a prenuptial agreement is particularly crucial to protecting people's assets and lifestyles in the event of a divorce.

Prenuptial agreement pros and cons

Many couples agree that having the open conversation about finances that is necessary when drawing up a prenuptial agreement can strengthen their relationship and avoid conflict later. Others still are loath to get a prenup because it means addressing the possibility that the marriage may not last. The decision about a prenuptial agreement is one that each couple has to make for themselves. However, before you rule it out, it's wise to consider the pros and cons.