If a recent survey performed by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers is any indication, many Texas residents may decide to seek a prenuptial agreement before getting married. The survey found that 63 percent of the divorce lawyers who responded indicated that they had seen an increase in the number of these agreements over the past three years. However, prenuptial agreements can be a sensitive subject for many people. Before deciding to enter into one, some tips may be useful.
An increasing number of couples in Texas and around the country are entering into prenuptial agreements before tying the knot. Based on a recent survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 63 percent of the divorce attorneys who responded said that they have seen an increase in demand for these contracts over the past three years. There are a variety of reasons that people may not want to face a divorce without such an agreement, including a better understanding of the financial impact of a divorce.
The television show "Fox & Friends" recently aired a segment regarding prenuptial agreements. A legal analyst for the Fox News station stated that most divorces today do not involve a prenuptial agreement, but that there are certain groups of people that have a greater chance of having a prenuptial agreement. These two groups are those who are older when they enter into marriage and those who have already gone through a prior divorce.
Many Texas couples may shy away from prenuptial agreements, but there are many reasons why they may be good for both spouses-to-be. Prenuptial agreements have been regarded in the past as difficult and even offensive, but they are often necessary for the protection of the assets of both spouses. Today, many middle class marriages are beginning with prenuptial agreements, and many women are beginning to support prenuptial agreements. One of the reasons for this might be that the failing economy is driving people to become more practical with their money.