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.