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Why Do You Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

The Need For A Prenuptial Agreement

A prenuptial agreement allows you to put all the cards on the table and start married life on the same page. If you own a successful business or investment property, this may be important. For instance, you could agree that rental earnings from the separate investment property do not become community property over the course of the marriage.

Because each situation is different, it is important to obtain legal counsel from an experienced family law attorney.

W. Tyler Moore, PC, is a Houston law firm that routinely works with business owners and families throughout Harris County. Our attorney is one of very few in Texas with dual certification as a specialist in civil trial law and family law. From more than 40 years practicing law, we know how to help you identify and mitigate risk.

What A Prenuptial Agreement Can And Cannot Do

You can agree on many property division issues such as:

  • Property characterization

  • Management and control of property

  • Spousal support

  • Division of property upon divorce or death of a spouse

Prenups cannot adversely affect child support. Provisions that are children-related are unlikely to hold up and would be reviewed by a court to determine what is in the best interests of the child. In addition, these agreements cannot violate public policy or state law or be used to defraud creditors.

Tailored Advice That Protects Your Interests

Our lawyer will take the time to review your unique circumstances and provide candid legal counsel. Schedule a confidential appointment at 713-322-3950 or via email before marriage.