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Three Conversations To Have Before You Write Your Texas Prenuptial Agreement 

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parker county texas prenup lawyerThe furthest thing from most new couples’ minds is the idea that their relationship will come to an end. But when nearly 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, the notion of a marriage lasting forever might seem naive to those who tend to be practical about making major decisions. Prenuptial agreements are a great way to protect both you and your future spouse’s interests at a time when you are feeling generous and considerate towards each other. Although negotiating a prenup may not feel like the most romantic thing to do, having a solid legal agreement in place can save time, money, conflict, and heartache down the road if the relationship does end. Here are three important conversations to have before you begin discussing your Texas prenuptial agreement. 

What Do You Own and What Do You Owe? 

Couples building a prenuptial agreement will need to disclose all of their property and debts. Each spouse should list his or her real estate, business interests, investments, and other assets. Spouses must also disclose debts, including credit card debt, student loans, and personal loans. A prenuptial agreement allows spouses to classify assets and debts as either marital or separate property. Marital property is owned by both spsoues while separate property or non-marital property is owned by only one spouse. 

How Will You Manage Money? 

Financial conflict is a frequent driver of divorce, and while couples do not necessarily need to have similar financial management styles, understanding how you will handle any differences will be crucial for establishing healthy financial habits throughout your marriage. Prenuptial agreements can specify what will happen in regard to spousal support, shared assets, business ownership, and more. 

Will You Have Kids? 

Children have a major impact on a couple’s finances, including spending, saving, and inheritance plans. Conversations about children will tie intimately into a couple’s personal beliefs and spending habits, so be prepared to discuss plans for children in great detail before you begin negotiating a prenup. Note that matters of custody, visitation, or child support cannot be addressed in a prenuptial agreement. 

Contact a Palo Pinto Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer

While prenuptial agreements can be a wonderful way to secure you and your partner’s future in the event of a divorce, many prenups have been thrown out of court because of technical issues. Make sure you have an air-tight prenup that protects your interests by calling the Parker County prenuptial agreement attorney at The Law Offices of Kary L. Key today and scheduling a complimentary, confidential consultation at your earliest convenience. Contact us at 817-599-6969

 

Source: 

https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/FA/htm/FA.4.htm

 

 

 

 

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