While you know you want to marry your current partner, you may not know whether you want to bring up a prenuptial agreement. Perhaps you already had the discussion and your partner does not want a prenup. In both situations, how should you proceed?
Business Insider explores reasons some soon-to-be spouses do not want a prenup. Make the right decision for yourself, your partner and your marriage by getting the facts on the matter.
You and your partner may want to value your individual contributions to the relationship and build a balanced partnership. Entering a prenup may go against that belief. You may also feel strongly about marriage and not believe in divorce. Whatever your beliefs, it may not make sense for you and your partner to sign a prenup. Even then, at least discussing the idea behind a prenup could help ensure you and your partner are on the same page.
Lack of assets
Maybe neither you nor your partner intended to have children, build an estate or increase your current income. If not, you may not see the need to draft a prenup. Some couples would rather not open retirement accounts, buy real estate or create investments. If neither party has assets to protect, they may not desire a prenup agreement.
State divorce laws
If you and your partner end your marriage, you may rather let Texas’s divorce laws apply to your marital split. State divorce laws include protective measures such as alimony, child support and property distribution.
Only you and your partner can decide if a prenup benefits your relationship. Consider the assets and beliefs you wish to protect.