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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
Read everything before you sign it. That is common advice. You don't have to live in Texas to be familiar with the concept. If you sign something without reading it and then find out it said something you didn't know about or didn't expect, you shouldn't count on a...
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