An impending wedding can give couples a sense of both excitement and apprehension. Of course, if both parties believe that they are meant to be together, the positive, hopeful feelings far outweigh any doubts. Still, there is reason to exercise caution while moving ahead. This is because no one really knows what the future holds or how a relationship will endure.
If you are about to enter a marriage, there is something you can do to make your future less uncertain. A prenuptial agreement can set the stage for a marriage in which many of the contingencies of marital misfortune are covered. This is especially true if you or your fiancé have any of the following circumstances:
- You have only been engaged for a brief period of time.
- One or both of you owns a business or engages in other entrepreneurial activities.
- One of you is planning to run the household or raise children rather than work outside the home.
- One of you is holding a large amount of debt.
- One of you has substantially greater financial holdings than the other.
- You wish to ensure information about your personal finances and other matters remain private in case you experience marital difficulties.
These are some of the bigger issues that can be addressed in the body of a prenuptial agreement. The contents of your prenup can be tailored to meet your specific needs. If you firmly believe that marriage is the right step for you to take, a prenup can serve to solidify your feelings because it proactively deals with the kinds of difficulties that could befall any relationship.
A Texas family law attorney could help you craft a prenuptial agreement that will serve to provide an extra certainty about the direction your future may take.