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Helping Couples Define Property Rights before Marrying

Finding someone with whom you can share your life is a wonderful thing. While no marriage is perfect, some require more work than others and may warrant a prenuptial agreement. These legal arrangements help each party in the marriage define what is theirs alone and what will be shared so that if anything goes awry, they are protected. Get the help of a Dallas family law attorney by calling the team at Clark Law Group for a free consultation.

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Is a Prenuptial Agreement Necessary?

Some couples feel unsure about signing a prenuptial agreement in Texas, worrying that it may come across as insulting as it implies that the marriage may end. However, this does not have to be the case. The truth is any prenuptial agreement can be dissolved later on to allow both parties to share property. Signing a prenuptial agreement is not an admission of failure in the relationship.

Benefits of signing a prenuptial agreement could include:

  • Ensuring property rights are clear and defined
  • Having a safeguard in case of divorce
  • Guiding couples in what they can share
  • Helping to direct how child support and alimony payments will be handled

The Limits of a Prenuptial Agreement

If you worry that signing a prenuptial agreement gives the impression that the marriage will not last, consider what could happen if you did not have a premarital contract in place. Texas Family Code, Chapter 3 makes all marital assets subject to “just and right division,” which means all marital property is community property until one or both parties provides convincing evidence proving otherwise.

This community property includes:

  • Income
  • Salary-related benefits
  • Retirement plans
  • Family inheritances

While a prenuptial agreement may be able to safeguard your assets, there are many things that a prenuptial agreement cannot do.

A prenuptial agreement cannot:

  • Waive a future spouse’s benefits
  • Contain provisions that violate public policy or a statute imposing criminal penalties
  • Be used to defraud creditors
  • Be used to waive one spouse’s right to child support

Get the Help of Clark Law Group

Our firm understands how to draft prenuptial agreements that serve to protect you and your family’s interests for the future. We have helped many clients to set things right in their marriage before the walk down the aisle.

Call (214) 438-1152 now to schedule your free consultation with a Dallas family law attorney.

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