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Could prenuptial agreements actually prevent divorce?

While preparing to wed, many Florida couples are hesitant to broach the subject of a prenuptial agreement with their soon-to-be spouse. Some feel that discussing the breakdown of marital wealth in the event of a divorce is in poor taste during preparations for the beginning of the marriage. Others are simply unaware of the benefits that prenuptial agreements provide and fail to examine whether a prenup would be a good fit for their needs. Occasionally, a celebrity couple will present a powerful lesson in the importance of having a prenup, as in the case of Megan Fox and her husband Brian Austin Green.

Understanding the bare basics of prenuptial agreements

For Florida couples who are preparing to wed, a prenuptial agreement can be a valuable financial planning tool. These marital contracts are incredibly flexible, and they can be used to cover a wide range of circumstances and goals. However, most prenuptial agreements follow the same overall structure, and cover many of the same basics. Beyond that, couples can choose to include the items that are of importance to them, both individually and as a couple.

What is an out-of-court divorce?

If a divorce is in your future, you may assume that you will have to deal with the stress and cost (financial and otherwise) of a court proceeding. In reality, court is something that you and your spouse can and in most cases should avoid.

Facebook can have a significant impact on a high asset divorce

Many Florida couples are looking for a way to end their marriage without engaging in the conflict and contention that so often defines the divorce process. In such cases, collaborative law offers a path that can make a high asset divorce far less stressful and expensive. When preparing for a collaborative divorce, it is important for spouses to recall the old adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," especially when it comes to their use of social media.

When to file (or not file) divorce papers

Some divorce lawyers recommend that their clients file their divorce petition as soon as they initiate divorce proceedings, thinking it is better to file a petition than to respond to one. Other the other hand, unless you have specific reasons why you need to file your petition now, jumping the gun can backfire.

Some of the many benefits of collaborative law

For many Florida parents, ending their marriage is a stressful time. Having to come to terms with the end of what was once thought to be a lifetime commitment is hard enough. But factor in the fear of losing parenting time with one's child or children and the scenario becomes fraught with tension. Child custody battles are among the most contentious legal cases that any attorney will encounter, and many families stagger away from that experience the worse for wear. Collaborative law offers an alternative path toward resolving custody and divorce issues.

How to handle the family home during property division

For many Florida residents, deciding what to do with the family home is a major focus of their divorce process. In some cases, one party wants to retain the home, while the other wants to sell the property and move on. This can be a major sticking point in divorce property division negotiations, and many spouses wonder what their options are.

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