What Not to Include in Your Prenuptial Agreement
A prenuptial agreement is used by some couples as a way of settling questions that often arise in the event of divorce. The agreement is created prior to the marriage and, in some cases, may include non-divorce matters, such as debt protection and particulars on financial matters within the marriage. Two soon-to-be-wed individuals are free to include a variety of financial matters in their prenuptial agreement, but when it comes to other matters, prenuptial agreements may not be the ideal document. While it may be tempting to include personal agreements in a prenuptial document, these things can taint the document in the eyes of a judge and should be avoided.
If you and your partner are considering creating a prenuptial agreement, it is important to have the counsel of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to help you avoid important prenuptial agreement mistakes. Contact a Colleyville prenuptial agreement attorney of Alexander & Associates today at 817-756-4040 for more information on how an attorney may be able to help you.
Items Not to Include
Certain personal agreements are inappropriate for prenuptial agreements, including decisions about:
- How chores will be divided around the home
- Surname changes
- Agreements regarding whether to have children, how to raise children, type of education, etc.
- Agreements regarding the owning and taking care of pets
These issues are not enforceable by a court of law and are not usable in a prenuptial agreement. Furthermore, including these items may cause a judge to disregard the prenuptial agreement when it comes to other important issues.
At Alexander & Associates, our Colleyville prenuptial agreement attorneys have the experience necessary to help clients as they negotiate their prenuptial agreement. To speak with a qualified attorney, contact our offices at 817-756-4040.