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How to bring up the topic of prenuptial agreements

There are benefits to planning ahead. While it may not seem like a positive experience when it is first brought up, many couples in Texas and elsewhere can benefit by drafting a prenuptial agreement before getting married. Even if both spouses believe that they will never divorce, there is nothing wrong with planning ahead and protecting oneself.

Lockwood seeks to toss out postnup in divorce with Lisa Marie

Ending a marriage can involve revelations -- many of them relating to finances. While married couples in Texas may not worry about money as a unit, when they part ways, one or both spouses might have financial concerns. However, when it is clear that one spouse makes significantly more money than the other, certain steps might be taken to protect his or her income. Even if a prenuptial agreement was not involved in the union, a postnuptial agreement entered into while the couple was married could outline how assets are split. That being said, sometimes these agreements are challenged in a divorce.

How do you survive the holidays while going through a divorce?

With holiday celebrations coming up quick, Families in Texas are getting everything in order ad ensuring their plans are set in place. Christmas and other holiday celebrations mean a lot to individuals and families; thus, it is difficult to face a situation that could harm one's ability to enjoy the holidays. Divorce is one of those events, and a spouse may think that a divorce during the holidays means they will not be able to enjoy this time of year like they have in the past.

3 questions to ask yourself before deciding to divorce

As the question "Should I get a divorce" starts to sink into your bones, you will be facing a lot of emotions, and fleeting thoughts that will be very difficult to sort out. In fact, the internal chaos can be so intense that you might find it impossible to see the situation clearly.

Tips to get through divorce with your kids

As a parent, one of the most difficult things you may have to do is tell your children that mom and dad are planning to divorce. It can be a real struggle for many couples to break this kind of news to their children, so if you feel dread at the prospect, you are not alone. Like with most difficult tasks, a little planning and preparation can go a long way.

Plan carefully when you are going to leave your spouse

Making plans to leave your spouse might have to be made in secret, but this is an important step to ensure your stability when you leave. If you have children, you have to think about how you can get ready for what is to come for them when the marriage ends.

How can women improve their post-divorce finances?

Many things come to mind when Texas couples think about divorce. This often involves heated disputes, fights over property and assets, disagreements about child custody and support, and the inability to get along during and after the process. Although ending a marriage can be a very emotional conflict, this does not mean that spouses cannot take action to reduce these hardships. This is especially true for those worried about finances during their post-divorce lives.

What to expect when you are divorcing

Couples in Texas understand that no relationship is perfect. While some might be able to overcome the ups and downs that come their way, other couples become defeated by the disputes and conflicts that could arise in marriage. Even when divorcing is the obvious next step, this does not mean both spouses are prepared for what comes next. Individuals likely have many questions regarding what to expect during the entire process and ways they could overcome any divorce issues that come their way.

Why is it important to include a prenup in your marriage?

From dating to marriage, couples make serious and difficult decisions all of the time. Thus, it is not rare to consider the many 'what-ifs' in life. A couple's status can change from when they first meet, meaning that marriage can bring many ups and downs. Because income fluctuates, assets change, the size of a family can grow, a family business could be added and family inheritances could be collected, spouses should take steps to protect these assets now and for the future. No one can predict the future, or whether a marriage will last. This is where a prenuptial agreement can come in handy.

Will your spouse's drug abuse or alcoholism affect your divorce?

There are a lot of reasons why a person might seek a divorce. Sometimes, it's an extramarital affair. Sometimes, it's incompatibility. Years of living together may have left the two of you feeling bored and isolated. Another incredibly common reason that people seek divorce is substance abuse by the other spouse.