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November 2015 Archives

Residency requirements for divorce in Texas

Deciding to end a marriage is never an easy decision and it may take months of deliberation to decide whether this is the right step. Once the decision has been made, however, many people want to quickly get through the process so they can begin moving on-similar to pulling off a band aid quickly to avoid elongating pain. However, there is one thing many people overlook yet it is, perhaps, the most essential thing to consider before filing for divorce-have you fulfilled the residency requirements to file for divorce in that particular state? This is one of the divorce legal issues that could trip some people up.

Is a prenup always enforceable?

Most couples go into marriage with the hope that it will be an everlasting union, but they are also aware of the reality that it is possible their marriage may not last. One of the ways they may try to prepare and protect themselves in case this happens, especially if they anticipate a high asset divorce, is to create a prenuptial agreement. In their prenuptial agreement, they can agree on property distribution and if it is a valid and enforceable prenuptial agreement, it can usually override state laws on property distribution.