These days, many soon-to-be married partners in Texas want a little financial protection just in case their marriage is among the approximately 50 percent that fail. Many states recognize prenuptial agreements as contracts that add up and define separate and marital property.
Living together is a popular precursor or alternative to marriage. Cohabitating couples often believe that an unmarried relationship offers a divorce-free dissolution option. What live-in partners may not realize is they already may be married under Texas law.