Did you plan to get married in 2020, but did you have to put it off until this year? Now that it seems like you can finally have the big wedding of your dreams, you are very excited to tie the knot. This may not have been exactly how you and your partner envisioned...
Don’t believe everything you hear about prenups
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Jun 7, 2019 | Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Property Division
Marriage is absolutely about love, companionship and family. It is also about contracts, finances and other businesslike issues. Balancing the two sides of the marital relationship takes some work, which you may want to start prior to walking down the aisle.Prenuptial...
A prenuptial agreement can cover a lot, but not everything
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | May 8, 2019 | Prenuptial Agreements
Congratulations on your impending nuptials. You may be in the midst of the planning phase -- perhaps choosing flowers, picking a venue and a photographer, tasting food and cakes, and sending out invitations. You have a lot to do, and this may seem like an awkward time...
Pre-wedding surprises: Prenuptial agreements and peace of mind
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Jan 7, 2019 | Prenuptial Agreements
If you're getting married, you already have a prenuptial agreement of sorts, whether you like it or not. Based on Texas law, a family court could decide how you and your spouse will divide your marital assets if you should ever get divorced. A prenuptial agreement can...
If you aren’t careful, your prenup could fail you in a divorce
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Oct 15, 2018 | Prenuptial Agreements
Perhaps you had to work up the courage to ask your future spouse to sign a prenuptial agreement. Now that you have, the two of you may be engaged in negotiations. You fully disclosed your financial affairs, identified separate property and made agreements regarding...
Prenups have become more acceptable
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Oct 10, 2017 | Prenuptial Agreements
Thirty or 40 years ago, prenuptial agreements were relatively unheard of, and even then, they were for the wealthy or celebrities. As the number of divorces has increased, so have the number of people using prenups. Once upon a time, these agreements were viewed as...
Keeping the family nest after divorce
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Aug 28, 2017 | Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements
If you are one of the fortunate ones who have a respectful and workable relationship with your soon-to-be ex, you are probably able to negotiate many of the important decisions that a divorce requires. Ideally, there was minimal contention during the division of...
Frozen embryo dispute could set men’s rights legal precedent
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Sep 23, 2016 | Prenuptial Agreements
July 25, 1978 marks a big moment in medical history. The first test-tube baby was born that day. In the nearly 40 years since then, reproductive technology has advanced on many fronts. What has failed to keep pace, as many legal scholars in Texas and elsewhere...
How a prenuptial agreement can affect a mortgage
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Aug 24, 2016 | Prenuptial Agreements
In one post in the not too distant past, we talked a bit about the dangers of being unclear about legal terms when drafting binding documents. The lesson offered in that post was that failing to be clear on the definition of remarriage under Texas law meant an...
How do I know if I need an attorney with appeals experience?
On Behalf of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. | Aug 19, 2016 | Prenuptial Agreements
It doesn't much matter what legal issue you are dealing with. The law is complicated. As such, there is always a chance of an error being made. In Texas and every other state, the right to appeal a court decision exists, including many under family law. However,...
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