When most people fall in love and get married, often they just want that feeling of blissful happiness to stay around forever. The future can not always be planned, though, and marriages sometimes do not work out the way individuals expect. People in Texas and all around the country can save themselves some potential divorce hassle by simply getting a prenuptial agreement early on.
Many more couples around the country and in Texas are getting married later in life or for a second time than any other time in our country's past. This shift seems to be creating a new interest in having a prenuptial agreement since each party may have already accumulated substantial assets and debts prior to getting together. What used to be seen as a taboo and unromantic subject is increasingly becoming part of planning for a wedding.
The period before and during divorce proceedings can be frustrating and filled with tension and anxiety. The division of property, child support agreements and visitation schedules are matters that require attention and care. For those who are in a profession that requires a great deal of focus and balance, this can be particularly disruptive. If the couple made a prenuptial agreement when they married, it often helps relieve some of the stress associated with this period of a person's life. One Texas couple who have filed for divorce are using this to their benefit.
Here are some reasons why the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers reported a 73 percent increase in prenuptial agreements in the five years prior to 2011: