According to the latest statistics, the divorce rate for 2017 was approximately 35%. While that is a slight reduction from previous years, the prospect of filing for a divorce is still a concern for many Texas residents. Those who have drafted a prenuptial agreement may have an advantage when it comes to divorce proceedings.
In the past, the majority of couples did not consider a marital contract an essential part of wedding planning. However, those who own a business may find that a prenuptial agreement deserves careful consideration. Texas residents may find that these contracts can help provide peace of mind if a marriage subsequently ends.
The decision to move in together is not one that most couples take lightly. Regardless of whether the decision is part of getting married, couples often must make adjustments in learning to tolerate or accept differences in taste and style when it comes to personal property. Texas residents who are either getting married or taking the next step by choosing to co-habitate may benefit from signing a different type of prenuptial agreement.
To many people, their pet is more than a possession; it is a fur-covered child. For that reason, the question of who gets custody of the dog during a divorce or separation is becoming more contentious. Countless Texas residents have found themselves facing having to say goodbye to a beloved pet when the relationship ends. For that reason, more owners are seeking to draft a new type of prenuptial agreement referred to as a pet-nup.
According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, there has been a marked increase in clients who are seeking assistance in drafting marital contracts. There are countless reasons why a couple would consider a prenuptial agreement, and the most common is usually to preserve assets in the event of a divorce. Texas residents who are contemplating these contracts may benefit from learning about mistakes to avoid.
Years ago, only the wealthy or celebrities entered into a pre-marital contract in order to protect family wealth. However, almost every couple can benefit from the protections that a properly drafted prenuptial agreement provides. Texas residents may benefit from learning more about how these contracts can serve them.
One of the biggest problems that crop up during a marriage is financial disagreements. One way to avoid some of the problems that couples encounter during a marriage and later divorce is to create a pre-marital contract. Texas residents who are curious as to how these documents can protect them may seek information from experienced professionals.
Millennials in Texas, like so many generations before them, have traits that are unique to them. Maybe because they have seen so many changes in their young lives they seem to have more unique traits than prior generations. They don't know about life before the internet and few of them remember a time before smart phones. They are a very entrepreneurial generation and are choosing to marry later. In addition, more of them are getting married with a prenuptial agreement in place.
Virtually every Texas marriage will end with either death or divorce. In either case, assets will need to be distributed and bills will need to be paid. Exactly how this will occur can be addressed ahead of time. In fact, many couples choose to handle these issues through a prenuptial agreement prior to marriage.
Roses and diamond rings are symbols of love and one's future together. But, roses die and the shiny diamond can lose its sparkle. While these symbols often remind the Texas couple of the love they share, they should also remind them that the future can be uncertain, and they need to plan for what may lay ahead. In some cases, it may be wise to consider a prenuptial agreement as a part of planning for the future.