Jump to Navigation

Many divorced Americans regret not having a prenup

According to the American Psychological Association, the divorce rate in the United States hovers somewhere between 40 and 50 percent. Of course, most engaged couples in Houston believe their situations will not contribute to this rate, but the fact is that with a divorce rate that includes nearly half of all once-married couples, no one can guarantee that their union will last forever.

A 2010 poll of over 2,300 adults indicates that a sizable chunk of divorced individuals, about 15 percent, regret not having a prenuptial agreement. Looking back after a divorce, it's easy to see how important prenups are to one's security and peace of mind. A prenup can address a number of issues, including how marital assets are to be divided, the property rights concerning a home, and even many issues relating to raising children together and apart.

Another helpful element of a prenup is that it can take legal concepts and standards and make them specific to a couple's particular situation. Without a prenup, for example, a contentious divorce can end up in court and important decisions may ultimately be made by a judge. If a prenuptial agreement is in place, however, a couple's specific circumstances can be addressed earlier rather than later or not at all, and it is the spouses themselves having the final say.

Getting a prenuptial agreement does not mean a marriage is in doubt. Rather, it means that one or both spouses is planning ahead for the future and doing so in a manner that is fair and legally sound. A family law attorney can help spouses draft a valid prenuptial agreement, put it into place and make sure no relevant topics are overlooked in the process.

Source: U.S. News, "For love or for money: Should you get a prenup?" Ginger Dean, April 25, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Subscribe to this blog's feed

Attorney Christine K. Lincoln

Christine K. Lincoln offers sound counsel and legal services to protect clients and their families facing divorce and other family disputes.

She will take the time to understand your individual needs and develop a comprehensive solution to protect your rights and interests.

Email Us

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Location

The Lincoln Law Firm, PLLC
12777 Jones Road, Suite 475
Houston, TX 77070
Phone: 281-970-9005
Fax: 832-645-7666
Map and Directions

Texas Divorce Attorneys, Mental Health Professionals, & Financial Planners
FindLaw Network