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June 2018 Archives

Divorce, millennials and a propensity toward prenups

Not too long ago, prenuptial agreements were something movie stars and the very rich required before tying the knot. Then came the millennials. Research has shown that millennials increasingly sign prenuptial agreements in order to protect their belongings in case of divorce. Experts in family law are of the opinion that the following four words -- delay, divorce, dynasty and debt -- may be four of the main reasons why Texas millennials believe that prenups are the way to go.  

Estate planning should play a role in every Texas divorce

For those in Texas who are planning to bring their marriage to a close, updating or changing estate planning documents should be a top priority. Without those precautions, an estranged spouse could end up with full responsibility for handling every aspect of an emergency or unexpected death. That divorce and estate planning reality is evidenced in the examples of two recent celebrity suicides. 

A prenuptial agreement might avoid a contentious divorce

Prenuptial agreements have become part of the planning of most marriages in Texas. This is because divorce has become a reality, and not frowned upon any longer. Couples do not necessarily plan for divorce, but they sign agreements to avoid traumatic and contentious court battles if the marriage should end. Although prenups mainly serve to protect the personal assets of each spouse and deal with alimony, any other matters could be included. Child custody and child support concerns are not generally addressed in these contracts since those issues are always subject to a determination of the child's best interests.

Protecting your parenting time after divorce finalizes

Once the dust settles in your divorce and the dissolution of your marriage finalizes, you can take some comfort that the worst of it is probably over. Many divorcing spouses feel a sense of great relief when a judge makes it official, only to find that the relief is short-lived because their ex continues to undermine or obstruct custody time with their children.

Don't let divorce ruin your health and wellness

If you're planning to end a marriage in the coming months, it's important to be aware of the potential health ramifications that can follow such a big life change. According to health experts, divorce can lead to numerous serious health problems. In fact, studies show that divorced people have far higher rates of smoking and sedentary lifestyle as compared to those who are single or married. Taking proactive steps to preserve health is important for Texas residents. 

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