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Social media and divorces in Texas

Social media has been changing the way that many divorces are handled. In the past, the only evidence that someone might have of a dishonest spouse was hearsay. However, due to the increased use of social media, divorcing individuals are frequently able to find out about their soon-to-be ex-spouses' raises at work, cheating and behavior that might reflect poorly on them during a custody battle.

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.

Why do couples consider divorce?

Married couples can sometimes face challenges that might lead them to consider if the relationship needs to end. While some crisis can be overcome, there are reasons that cause strife in a Texas marriage that might result in the people involved making the decision to divorce.

Prenuptial agreements may protect a business

Texas business owners who are planning on getting married may want to consider prenuptial agreements. Owning a business without having such an agreement in place can be disastrous for a company if the marriage subsequently comes to an end. The other spouse could be eligible to receive half of the company's appreciation that took place during the marriage.

Understanding a prenup before signing

Although prenuptial agreements tend to receive attention in the context of high-profile divorces, many Texas couples use them to protect certain assets in case their marriage comes to an end. Before entering into this type of agreement, however, it is important for both parties to understand its implications.

Legal mistakes in media stories about celebrity divorce

Media outlets in Texas often run stories about famous or wealthy couples who are seeking a divorce that feature salacious allegations of infidelity or abuse. The writers of these articles sometimes try to give their readers added insight by delving into matters such as the value of the couple's assets and the legal strategies being pursued by their attorneys, and selling newspapers or magazines sometimes takes precedence over legal accuracy.

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