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Planning for financial future after divorce in Texas

While planning for a divorce may seem uncomfortable to some, it can be a practical decision to make. By putting money into an individual 401k and having other wealth accumulation strategies, one can better prepare for the financial realities that come at the end of a marriage. It may be in a married individual's best interest to know how to budget and otherwise manage money as preparation for the future.

Division of assets and other aspects of divorce

Texas couples who are considering divorce should keep a number of points in mind. One is that Texas is a community property state, and this means that all assets that are acquired during marriage are considered the property of both individuals. A person might sell some assets prior to the divorce, but if the judge sees this action as a deliberate effort to reduce the estate's value, this might become a problem. It has been reported that actor Johnny Depp arranged for a number of his paintings to be auctioned off, but since he acquired them before his marriage and thus are his separate property it is unlikely to cause any issues.

Man must pay spousal support despite prenuptial agreement

Couples in Texas who have a prenuptial agreement should be aware that such documents do not always hold up in court. A woman who challenged a prenup that stated that she would not seek alimony in the case of a divorce was recently successful following a decision by the Ninth Circuit appeals court.

Bristol Palin seeks to mend ties with her children's fathers

Unmarried parents in Texas could achieve parenting agreements similar to those arranged by former reality television show star Bristol Palin. The father of her most recent child, a daughter, has begun taking on his responsibilities as a parent. The veteran Marine and recipient of the Medal of Honor shares joint legal custody.

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