Couples who entered into prenuptial agreements in the past were sometimes criticized for putting the divorce cart before the marriage horse. While the divorce rate continues to hover around 50 percent, some who are getting married or considering remarriage may feel differently.
Statistics show that the national rate of divorce in America has not increased for the last three decades. The overall number of divorces has dropped or stagnated, except in one surprising age group. A recent study found older couples have become the demographic most likely to divorce.
The legal separation date between divorcing spouses in Texas and everywhere else is often acknowledged to be a significant emotional break. It should also be noted, however, that the date a couple parts can have an enormous influence over the post-marital financial lives of both parties involved.
Professional baseball pitcher John Lackey has allegedly filed for divorce from his wife of three years.
The separation and divorce of Tareq and Michaele Salahi has become as public as Michaele's reality show and the couple's party-crashing antics at a White House state dinner. Tareq Salahi has filed for divorce, claiming his wife abandoned him for a rock guitarist.
Legal experts agree that prenuptial agreements can be useful for engaged couples, especially in certain situations. Young couples in first marriages, who normally have few assets, may not benefit as much from a prenuptial agreement as those who have accumulated sizable premarital wealth or who have children from a past marriage.
A new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau statistics reveals that the scope of Texas families has changed. Texas family law courts, which have dealt with divorce, alimony and child custody issues for married and heterosexual parents, are seeing a greater number of families defined by non-traditional relationships.
As psychologically challenging as a divorce can be for many Texas couples, especially for spouses who did not see the end of the marriage coming, most divorce consultants say pre-divorce is not the time to neglect important money matters. The financial steps taken on the way to a legal divorce can make a tremendous difference in a post-marital life.