Prenuptial Agreements: Clearing Up the Common Misconceptions – Part 1

Only a handful of things in life can match the beauty, joy and union that a marriage can bring to each spouse. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for marriages to collapse, leaving the two parties in disrepair and with no other option but to go their separate ways.

A prenuptial agreement is an effective way to protect both parties during a divorce by establishing pre-determined conditions. Yet, many engaged couples are often hesitant to even consider one. To help make things easier, the lawyers of Barrera Sanchez & Associates, P.C. in McAllen will be clearing up some of the most common misconceptions about prenuptial agreements.

Prenups can be a sensitive topic to approach, but our divorce lawyers are here to help you discuss the matter in an effective and sensible fashion.

If You Bring it Up, There’s No Trust

How do you bring up the topic of a prenup to your future spouse without triggering a fight? Many people tend to believe presenting the idea of a prenuptial agreement will immediately raise red flags and accusations.

There’s no doubt it may be a tricky conversation to have, but always remember it doesn’t have to be overly serious. If the matter is presented calmly, and every concern and reason for bringing it up is discussed sensibly, there’s no reason why emotions should flare up. Express to your future spouse that this agreement isn’t an admission of defeat but a way to protect the future.

It’s All About the Money

One of the most common misconceptions about prenuptial agreements is that they’re used solely to protect the financial integrity of both parties. This means you don’t have to be relatively wealthy or filthy rich to make use of a prenup. If you have no substantial properties, few investments, humble savings and little disposable income, you can still determine who will take ownership of personal property such as vehicles, homes or even pets.

The topic of pre-marriage debt is additionally overlooked by engaged couples. If your fiancée has a hefty bit of debt to his/her name, would you be willing to be burdened by it after you divorce? A prenuptial agreement gives you the opportunity to resolve this situation with relative ease.

The Representation You Deserve

It’s no surprise that the topic of prenuptial agreements comes with a great degree of negativity. However, this agreement doesn’t have to be problematic and Barrera Sanchez & Associates, P.C. is here to simplify the process for you and your spouse. Stay tuned for part two of our prenup series and don’t forget to contact our divorce lawyers in McAllen for more information about our services.

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