Why Do I Need a Pre-Marital Agreement?

Once upon a time, the mere mention of the term “pre-marital agreement” typically sent a prospective bride (or groom) running in the opposite direction from the alter. The reason for this was found in the negative perception most people used to have with regard to the reason why a pre-marital agreement might be needed. In recent decades, however, the negative connotation once associated with a pre-marital agreement has all but disappeared, leading to increased use by couples planning to marry. If you are planning to be married in the near future you may be wondering why you would need a pre-marital agreement. A pre-marital agreement is an agreement between prospective spouses made in contemplation of marriage and to be effective on marriage. In the State of Texas, the Uniform Pre-Marital Agreement Act, or UPAA, governs the creation and enforcement of pre-marital agreements. According to UPAA, a pre-marital agreement may cover: · the rights and obligations of each of the parties in


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