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Crafting a prenup? Be sure to cover digital assets

Experienced Houston family law practitioners know that one key purpose of creating prenuptial agreement is to make clear how assets are to be handled in the event of a divorce. Material things usually covered include cars, houses, and cash. But what about assets that aren’t physical? Digital assets, such as online accounts, digital media, cryptocurrency, web domains, and data, could have potential value, too. And if value exists, it may be subject to division in divorce.

Who might consider a postnuptial agreement?

The whole idea of drafting a marriage agreement based on "what if" can be hard for a Texas couple to confront. There are those who argue that prenuptial and postnuptial agreements carry an unavoidable whiff of cynicism because they address what will happen in the event of a divorce. But attorneys experienced in this area of law appreciate that well-drafted agreements are more reflective of a couple's depth of positive feeling for each other than the negative.

Do you need a prenuptial agreement to protect your ideas?

Prenuptial agreements (as opposed to antenuptial or "post-marriage") are contracts that couples draft and sign that preemptively allocate how they want to divide their assets. Prenuptial agreements aren't, despite popular belief, an endorsing of the idea that your relationship has a time limit on it. They are useful tools that deal with the reality that sometimes people fall out of love. These contracts ensure that the divorce isn't as messy as it could be.

Postnuptial agreements continue to gain popularity

Some couples who did not enter into a prenuptial agreement before marriage are taking a look at creating the postnuptial variety. Interest has begun to build even for couples who have been together for decades. While it is a relatively new area of law, the postnuptial agreement may be as important in helping to save a marriage as it is in speaking to the division of assets in case of divorce.

The benefits of prenuptial agreements

Prenuptial agreements have many different benefits, including the protection of assets but they have many other helpful advantages as well. In general, prenuptial agreements outline property rights before marriage. There are many misunderstandings associated with prenuptial agreements and their benefits so it is helpful to have a good idea of the ways they can help couples in a variety of different situations.

Top reasons why your prenup could be contested

When two people divorce in Texas, one of the most contentious processes they go through is the division of assets. To make this process a little easier, many people choose to have a prenuptial agreement in place before they get married. This document allows soon-to-be spouses to set rules for distribution, spousal maintenance and other financial matters that can cause great turmoil in the event of a divorce.

What can I include in my prenup?

Although bringing up the topic of a prenuptial agreement, or prenup, with your soon-to-be spouse may be an uncomfortable conversation, especially with all the joys of a wedding and a lifelong commitment to your future, there is no denying that the benefits of a prenup are vast. But what can be included in a prenup? More than you may think.

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