Prenuptial Agreements

“Do I need a prenup?”

While no one wishes to consider the possibility of a divorce before a marriage even begins, couples who carefully disclose their assets and responsibilities in a prenuptial agreement will enjoy open discussions about expectations and concerns well before they marry. A Texas prenuptial agreement may be an extremely important planning tool before walking down the aisle if you

  • have significant investment accounts and properties
  • own a business
  • are the beneficiary of a trust, or anticipate receiving a large inheritance
  • are marrying someone with considerable debt
  • own an ancestral home that is intended to remain in the family, or
  • have substantially more assets or earn more than your spouse.

You can change the usual rules of divorce and death.

Since Texas is a community property state, a prenuptial agreement is particularly valuable for couples with children from a previous marriage. A prenuptial agreement will ensure that the court awards designated assets to the surviving children instead of presenting the entire estate to the surviving spouse alone. Similarly, a prenuptial agreement prevents a surviving spouse from contesting the deceased’s will in an attempt to gain more of the estate.

Family businesses can also benefit from a prenuptial agreement in Dallas – Ft. Worth that protects the company’s assets in the event of a death or divorce of one of its owners.  In this situation, a prenuptial agreement protects the family business from the Texas laws of equitable division.

Reeve Augustine Alarakhia, PLLC guides our clients through the requirements for drafting and executing a prenuptial agreement, which can greatly reduce or even eliminate expensive litigation from a divorce. We’re here to protect your interests before one of the happiest days of your life, so contact us now to schedule your consultation.

Jason Augustine

Zahara Alarakhia

Jay Reeve

Ashley Reeve Basnett