Marriage is one of the greatest commitments between two people. Unfortunately, statistics show that around 44 percent of all marriages end in divorce, and the divorce rate increases to 70 percent for second marriages.
The treatment of credit cards in divorce can have a long-term impact on both parties’ finances. The disposition of credit card debt deserves special attention in marriage dissolution, especially during the planning phase.
It can be difficult to tell when reinvested earnings become commingled community property, as divorce is always complicated by a business. Most businesses retain some of their earnings to drive growth opportunities over the near term and as cushion for a downturn. These assets can be crucial to the business’s functioning, but they can also…
Restricted Stock Units (RSU’s), stock options, & restricted stock are only valuable if the employee remains employed for the required period, usually the vesting period. When part of the vesting period occurs during marriage and the other part is before or after the marriage, the assets are part community and part separate property. Only community…
If you’re getting ready to sit down to prepare a postnup, you should know the basics of how to write a bullet-proof Texas postnup partition & exchange marital agreement. There are essentially two different kinds of considerations that you’ll want to make to ensure that the contract will hold up against any questions of its…
If you’re getting ready to tie the knot and want to create a prenup, or if you already have one and need to know how to defend a prenup in your divorce proceedings, you should know the four most common mistakes that can invalidate the contract. Involuntarily Signing the Agreement A good way to defend…
Many judges and lawyers are unaware that retirement funds can be transferred between spouses via a QDRO even when no divorce is filed. This is useful as part of a postnuptial agreement. A QDRO can be signed by a judge to protect the portion of a spouse’s retirement given to the other in the postnup….
If the media is any indication, every celebrity couple has a prenuptial agreement in place, but nuptial agreements are not just a concern for famous people. There are many couples that could use the peace of mind that comes with a marital agreement, but it doesn’t have to come in the form of a prenuptial…
The primary differences between a prenup and a postnup are in the alternatives if an agreement is not made. A prenup is put together prior to marriage, and a postnup handles the details after the vows have been made. If no agreement is made on a Prenup, each fiancé may walk away without a divorce…
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