Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are enjoying their second month of wedding bliss after the whole world stopped briefly to observe their May 19 wedding ceremony. While reports surfaced that the couple did not sign a prenuptial agreement before the big day due to the uncommon practice of executing those agreements in the U.K., the intensely analyzed royal courtship is a great reminder of what couples with significant assets should consider when preparing to head down the aisle.

Let’s assume for a moment that the royal couple had married in Texas, where premarital agreements offer many options because they are considered legally binding contracts. Texas contract law allows almost anything to be accomplished contractually unless the spouses are trying to do something illegal or against public policy.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]