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A new kind of prenuptial agreement for the modern era

Many Texas residents, especially those considering marriage, or those who are already married, may be familiar with common issues that need to be discussed before two lives become a shared one. A prenuptial agreement is commonly defined as a contract in contemplation of marriage concerning the ownership of their respective assets should the marriage come to an end. In the past, these agreements generally indicated hammering out ownership of physical assets, such as property or finances. This is still the case, but with an added twist for the Facebook generation.

A prenuptial agreement doesn't have to be stressful

When the word "marriage" begins to become a mainstay in conversations for young Texas couples, the bliss and excitement can often outweigh the serious need to talk about finances, both present and future. The very idea of sharing everything with a person one feels is his or her soulmate could cloud honest truths that can lead to financial and emotional disaster later down the road. Speaking with one's betrothed about money, assets and the idea of a prenuptial agreement may be a wise choice to helping couples develop a closer bond and preserving the couples' financial future should a divorce loom on the horizon.

Divorce after a short marriage and splitting the marital assets

Many issues, both inside and outside of a marriage, can lead a couple to separate. Whatever the reason, a divorce can be hard for some and an escape hatch for others. One Texas man is questioning his financial future after his wife of two years asked for a divorce. He is unsure of the exact reason, but feels he was financially used to help his soon-to-be ex-wife wipe out her student loans and other significant debts. The man now fears for his retirement and home.

A prenuptial agreement may not be upheld if a friend weds couple

As the world embraces the advances that technology has fostered, many Texas couples are opting to have their marriage vows performed by a friend. It is now easier than ever for almost anyone to be ordained online, and more millennials who do not identify with a particular religion are opting for this now-popular option. Many fail to realize the potential consequences of such a choice and may find that their marriage and prenuptial agreement may not be valid.

Divorce, remarriage and adult children

As seniors in Texas and across the country are learning, people outliving one or more spouses is becoming more probable, leaving many seniors with the opportunity to invest in new relationships later in life. Even a divorce later in life can leave the space to find another soul mate. But finding another partner so late in life has drawbacks, and the adult children from previous relationships may see the new spouse as a means to diminish their inheritance.

Understanding how a prenuptial agreement works with assets

Finding what seems like one's soulmate is often an exceptional event on one's life. Getting married is often soon to follow, and thinking about a possible future divorce is usually far from one's mind. Planning for the unexpected and unfortunate can often create a sense of peace and closeness, especially when Texas couples agree on the steps to be taken and plan together accordingly. Seeking a prenuptial agreement can help couples to understand how their financial future would look like should the unthinkable happen.

What happens to the family pet during a divorce?

Relationships dissolve for many reasons. When a couple reaches the decision to seek a divorce, understanding how property amassed during the marriage will be distributed can often throw a calm and amicable separation into an emotionally heated debate about who gets what. This can include the family pet that many Texas residents consider a member of the family. With the recent surge in pet custody issues, many soon-to-be divorced couples want to know what will happen to the beloved family pet.

Can a prenuptial agreement dictate who gets the engagement ring?

Divorce is something that most Texas couples don't consider when they are happily engaged and planning a wedding. As many know, divorce can sometimes be the unfortunate result of a relationship that no longer is fulfilling for one or both spouses. Should a prenuptial agreement be in place, the parties can go their separate ways and have a sense of direction once a marriage has ended.

Are frozen embryos considered property during a Texas divorce?

Many Texas couples face the heartbreaking reality of infertility. But advances in reproductive technology, invitro fertilization and other fertility alternatives have allowed many couples to become parents using artificial means. The question can arise as to what to do with embryos should the couple divorce or separate.

Considering small stuff for property division during a divorce

No Texas couple is safe from a potential divorce, regardless of how the marriage starts or where the couple lives. The life that is built by two people becomes entangled in every aspect and going through the process of property division can be overwhelming. The house, cars, furniture, jewelry and other items are obvious for cataloging and dividing, but what about some of the not so obvious items, like airline miles and hotel points?

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