One-third of the justices on the Texas Supreme Court disagreed with a decision that would allow spouses to use standardized forms to end a marriage. The state high court split 6-to-3 in favor of do-it-yourself Texas divorces, a move that some lawyers say will hurt couples the state is trying to help.
The oddest requests are beginning to show up in agreements that couples sign before and after they marry. Texas family law attorneys say couples have added financial punishments and benefits to prenuptial agreements over provisions like weight, infidelity, hair color and sex.
States and courts have rules that vary when it comes to prenuptial agreements. The private contracts are signed before marriage to divide marital assets, according to a couple's wishes in the event of divorce.