When drawing up a marriage contract, it is important to ensure that the document is valid. In order to reduce the risk of a marriage contract being annulled by a court, it is appropriate to do so: some conditions of a marriage contract are not enforced if they violate the Texas Family Code by containing the conditions set out in the last section, but the agreement also cannot be enforceable as a whole if it does not meet the requirements set out above. Obviously, the main purpose of a marriage contract is to settle the division of property in the event of divorce. So there is something true to say that a marriage contract recognizes the possibility of divorce. But that`s not the only reason you want one. Another reason why a prenup may be in your best interest is to strengthen the financial stability of the marriage. For example, if a spouse has a lot of debt but not a lot of income, it may be helpful to use a marriage contract to keep the spouse`s income debt-free separately. This also requires careful documentation of income and wealth. Under the Texas Family Code, a Texas court has the power to challenge the applicability of the pre-marital agreement if one of the spouses did not voluntarily sign it or if the agreement was deemed ruthless when it was signed. These situations depend heavily on the facts of each case. For example, a spouse who questions his or her effectiveness may not have a complete financial picture for his or her spouse or there was no possibility that he or she would have knowledge of the debts and assets of other spouses. The experienced lawyers for marriage agreements at Boudreaux Hunter & Associates, LLC, are at your disposal if you plan to submit a prenup or invalidate it. We can give valuable insight into the complexity of these cases and our first consultation is always free for you.
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