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Social media clauses showing up in more prenuptial agreements

As prenuptial agreements become more common among couples seeking to get married, so too are the types of clauses that are included in them. It is becoming commonplace to see in-law provisions that limit the amount of time that in-laws may come to visit. Also, fidelity clauses may trigger penalty payments or force a person to surrender property in the event that an extramarital affair leads to a divorce.

Sherri Shepherd's prenup drama raises questions

It’s been a number of weeks since news broke of Sherri Shepherd’s impending divorce to husband Lamar Sally. For those of our readers who have not followed the story, Sally initially filed papers to initiate a legal separation, and to have the prenuptial agreement the two had signed invalidated on the basis of fraud.

When can a prenuptial agreement be invalidated?

More and more people in Houston and around the United States are taking advantage of premarital or postmarital contracts these days when entering a marriage. For many, a prenuptial agreement offers more than a way to protect assets during a potential divorce. It can be an extremely useful estate planning tool, especially for people with children from prior marriages, for example. These contracts can also help to protect businesses as well as individuals.

Shifts in society may make prenuptial agreements useful

More and more residents in Houston and around the country are taking advantage of the protection that marital contracts can provide. Societal shifts have provided new ways that the use of a prenuptial agreement or postnuptial agreement can be beneficial to partners and family members alike. Once thought only needed by those who are extremely wealthy and only for divorce proceedings, these contracts can offer help to virtually any couple today.

New ways to use prenuptial agreements

It used to be that prenuptial agreements were considered to be needed only by people who were extremely wealthy or famous. Today, however, the creation of a prenuptial agreement has become more common for Texas couples that do not fall into either of these categories. Other couples have found that postnuptial agreements are also useful at times they would not have thought of before.

Tips for creating a prenuptial agreement

With the rise in popularity of prenuptial agreements, Houston couples are realizing the benefits of such a marital contract, understanding that it is no longer something utilized or required by only the very wealthy. There are many situations today in which a prenuptial agreement can be very beneficial to even the everyday husband and wife. With this in mind, however, it is important to note that initiating a discussion about such a document can still be difficult.

Postnuptial agreement may be helpful for stay-at-home parents

Family law in Texas is not just about marital status but about finding ways to protect assets and navigate challenging situations in the best ways possible. These situations can include anything from property division to child custody and more. For some people, a prenuptial agreement can be a helpful tool. While in the past, such documents were considered to be only needed for the wealthy. However, today they are growing in popularity among other groups as well.

Not all prenuptial agreements are created equal

No couple planning a marriage really wants to consider the option of divorce but the reality for such a situation does exist. Having a solid prenuptial agreement in place can help make a divorce that may happen potentially less complicated than if no such agreement existed. Prenuptial agreements have become more popular for this reason and many couples in Houston now consider them before entering a marriage.

Property division and protection fuels rise in prenuptial agreements

The thought of getting divorced in the midst of planning a wedding can seem to be a bit of an oxymoron and may not be the most emotionally palatable thing for couples to consider. However, Houston couples, like many around the nation, can still benefit from a prenuptial agreement and use the experience of crafting such a document as a good exercise in marital communication and negotiation.

Prenuptial agreements are not just for the rich

Texas is a community property state and while on one hand that can make property division during a divorce seem simpler, it is not always the case. A prenuptial agreement is still a very useful document and is no longer really considered something just for the wealthy, as it has been in the past. Any couple and other family members can benefit from such an agreement.

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