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Prenuptial agreements may help even happy Houston couples

A prenuptial agreement is often seen as a way to insure one's wealth against the possibility having to turn over a portion of one's assets to an ex-spouse following divorce. However, prenuptial agreements are in fact useful to a wide variety of Houston couples, including those who have the good fortune of remaining happily married.

Among other reasons, this is because a prenuptial agreement can specify certain terms that pertain to how each spouse's children will be treated in the event that one or both of the spouses die. In situations involving a first marriage, this issue can be fairly straightforward. However, with subsequent marriages the issue may become more complicated. Addressing this matter in a prenuptial agreement can help avoid conflict between a new spouse and the children by a prior marriage.

How does a prenup help? A prenuptial agreement can prevent this by spelling out the new couple's understanding with respect to who will inherit what and why. As a word of caution, though, sometimes a prenuptial agreement alone will not mean that property will be divided exactly according to the couple's wishes. Often, a couple will also need to make sure that wills, deeds and other important legal documents get properly signed and filed or recorded as well.

Still, a prenuptial agreement is a valuable tool that can be important for all types of couples. In this respect, our office can help you and your loved one decide whether or not a prenuptial agreement is right for you and what details should be included in the agreement. We can also make sure that the agreement will be valid, recognized and executed properly if the need for it should arise.

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Attorney Christine K. Lincoln

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