A prenuptial agreement is an agreement that can only be made between two parties who intend to marry. In Georgia, a prenuptial agreement can help individuals work out their preferences and differences regarding their assets and finances before they take the long walk down the aisle to marriage. A prenup can be used to solidify financial plans during a couple's legal union, but it also may be used to establish property rights and other financial understandings, in the event that the couple ends their marriage in divorce.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, well-known celebrity actors, shockingly announced recently that they are ending their two-and-a-half-year marriage. The superstar couple have spent the last seven years together. Aniston's publicist stated that they decided to go their separate ways at the end of last year, but fully intend on continuing their friendship.
More often than not divorce is messy. Especially when there are high value assets and businesses at stake. For high-profile couples, it can be extremely difficult to maintain trust among mutual friends, colleagues, and others who gain access to personal information once it becomes public record. This can negatively affect the operation of businesses, the emotional well-being of children who are involved, and other matters. For this reason, there are measures which a couple can mutually take to request that a court seal divorce records.
In a divorce where assets or accounts are located offshore mutual legal assistance treaties can be useful in location and retrieval. In situations where there may be an investigation into locating hidden assets, they can be essential for cooperation of all parties.