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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?

Wanting a prenuptial agreement doesn't make one the bad guy

The word "prenup" used to have many negative associations. The thought of gold diggers and those who would leave an unsuspecting partner financially devastated often spring to mind. Recently, having a prenuptial agreement or even bringing up the idea is no longer so taboo. Many young Texas couples see the agreement as a financial must if they are planning on getting married. But how does one approach the subject without sounding like a selfish, money-grubbing tightwad?

Prenuptial agreement leaves one ex with $12 million

Unfortunately, divorce is a reality for many Americans. For whatever reason, the relationship between spouses breaks down and the only remaining option is to leave the union and move on with one's life. Many wealthy people have in place a prenuptial agreement to help ensure that, should the tie that binds be severed, they will remain in the same financial state as before the vows were spoken. These agreements are just as valuable and advisable for those who have not attained celebrity status or accumulated millions in assets. With a prenuptial agreement in place, Texas courts will have less say over the division of assets in the event of divorce or death.  

Texas couples see the positives of getting a prenuptial agreement

With pending nuptials, many couples shudder to think about bringing up finances unless it is to talk about the wedding. But discussing money and assets, both separate and what will soon become joint, is a crucial step for many newly-engaged couples. Instead of thinking any negativity associated with a prenuptial agreement, many Texas couples are focusing more on the positive and promising aspects that having one can bring to a relationship.

Texas parents urge children to consider a prenuptial agreement

Many work their entire lives and save to accrue a savings and some assets. These assets are usually then left to any children once the owner passes on. Sometimes, the wealth one has worked so hard to achieve can be snatched away from the child whom it was intended for should a divorce occur. Urging engaged children to consider a prenuptial agreement could save the wealth that Texas parents worked so hard to pass on.

A prenuptial agreement can save a Texas retirement account

A marital breakup can be a hard life situation to go through. The dissolution of a family unit is never easy and the emotional stress can take a severe toll on the separating parties. Divorce and separation can also bring on financial pain, especially for partners who are not used to or have never had the responsibility of handling the couple's finances. Texas couples who are planning to marry should consider protecting their current and future financial assets with a prenuptial agreement.

Seeking legal advice for a toxic Texas divorce

Relationships come to an end for many reasons. When a Texas couple decides that they can no longer foresee a future together, separating may be the next logical step. As the marriage ends, most will agree that an amicable divorce is in the best interest of both parties. Sometimes, one spouse may become impossible to work with and make the process of severing all ties with them hurtful, emotionally draining and time-consuming.

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