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June 2016 Archives

Negotiate a divorce through collaborative law

Deciding to end a marriage is not easy, but when couples do make the decision, their aim is to work out a settlement agreement that suits their individual and mutual aims while dealing with one another respectfully. When there are children involved, it is even more important to be able to deal with one another amicably and create a settlement that will advance the children's best interests as well.

Drafting a premarital agreement to protect your future

When Texas residents get married, entering into a pre-marital agreement specifying property division in the event of a divorce is oftentimes the last thing they want to think about. This is why some couples opt to enter into a post-nuptial agreement, as mentioned in a previous post. As difficult as it is to envision a future without your current spouse, the reality is that changing circumstances lead people to drift apart and couples should be financially prepared for such a possibility.

Rise of post nuptial agreements

Many Texas residents may have heard of a prenuptial agreement-an agreement signed before two people get married that details the division of assets post divorce. However, another type of contractual agreement dictating property division is on the rise-a post nuptial agreement. Unlike their more commonly known partner, these documents are signed after the wedding and in some cases many years after the wedding.