Michalk, Beatty & Alcozer, L.P.


Why a prenuptial agreement might be right for you

We all know the last thing a couple on the verge of marriage wants to talk about is the possibility of divorce. Yet for nearly half of all married couples throughout the United States, including those from Killeen, Texas and the surrounding area, the unfortunate reality is that half of all marriages ultimately end in divorce. It is important to recognize this because the process of a divorce, as we all have heard could be painful.

There are some instances when a divorce is completely mutual, and both sides have developed a relationship where they can work through their differences and recognize that working together, even in a divorce, can be mutually beneficial. But those situations are often rare. More often than not a divorce has both sides with emotions running high. During these times, people often do not think rationally, and may use negative emotions such as spite to try to "stick it" to the other spouse.

This is how a prenuptial agreement could prove to be helpful. Although it may be a difficult discussion to have with your soon-to-be spouse, it is an important one. It may be helpful to even mention that a prenuptial agreement can include many decisions that are to be made in the event of the death of one spouse, not necessarily a divorce. This could include how to handle assets, debts and liabilities, as well as how finances are to be handled during the course of a marriage.

This conversation may not be easy, but it could prove to be very helpful in the long run. Although you could create a prenuptial agreement by yourself, there are several topics that cannot be included in a prenup, and including one or some of them may void the entire agreement. It may be in your best interest to speak with a firm familiar with family law to learn how to proceed.

Source: Brides, "Prenups, Postnups, and Everything In Between," Jaimie Mackey, May 24, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email us for a Response

How Can We Help You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

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.


Privacy Policy

This site uses Google's Invisible reCAPTCHA, which is subject to Google's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Office Location
3106 S. W.S. Young Drive Building D Suite 401
Killeen, TX 76542

Toll Free: 800-461-7291
Phone: 254-781-0515
Fax: 254-526-2545
Killeen Law Office Map

Office Location
1821 Everton Drive
Temple, TX 76504

Toll Free: 800-461-7291
Phone: 254-781-0515
Fax: 254-526-2545
Map & Directions