Contrary to popular opinion, premarital agreements aren’t just for the very wealthy. Though they tend to have a bad reputation, premarital agreements (also called prenuptial agreements or prenups) offer a number of benefits to any couple about to marry. Premarital agreements are legally binding contracts that can determine everything from property and debt distribution to the right to death benefits in the event that one spouse passes away.
Though no one wants to think about the possibility of divorce or separation, having a plan in place for your marriage can provide you with invaluable peace of mind in knowing that your financial future and the security of your children and family are protected. If you are interested in learning more or if you need assistance with a prenuptial agreement, contact the Houston premarital agreement attorneys at Walters Gilbreath, PLLC today for a consultation.
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Who Should Sign a Premarital Agreement?
As previously mentioned, premarital agreements offer numerous advantages to most couples. However, there are certain circumstances that make a prenuptial agreement particularly prudent.
You may wish to consider signing a premarital agreement if:
- You are bringing considerable assets to the marriage
- You or your future spouse has significant debts/liabilities
- You have been previously married
- You or your future spouse has children from a previous marriage/partnership
- You own multiple properties, including commercial properties
- You own your own business
- You wish to secure your estate
Our premarital agreement attorneys in Houston can help you clearly understand your rights and options, as well as which issues can be covered in a prenuptial agreement. Whether you wish to outline your rights and the rights of your future spouse to control and maintain property or you want to make sure that your adult children receive certain assets in the event of your passing, we can help.
Are Premarital Agreements Enforceable?
In short, yes, so long as they meet certain requirements set forth by Texas law. In order to be enforceable, a prenuptial agreement must be in writing and signed “in contemplation of marriage.” In other words, both parties must write and sign the agreement with the intent to marry. Furthermore, the agreement is only enforceable so long as it is fair and if both parties knowingly and willingly signed it; if either party was coerced, deceived, or legally incapable of signing the prenup, it will not be considered valid by Texas courts.
The Houston prenuptial agreement lawyers at Walters Gilbreath, PLLC can assist you with all aspects of your premarital agreement, including carrying out the necessary steps to help ensure that the agreement is valid and enforceable under Texas state law.
Schedule your initial consultation with our team today by calling (844) 451-1220.