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Prenups aren't as ironclad as you might think

A long time ago, we wrote a post about a prenuptial agreement that was upheld by a judge after it was legally challenged. That post brought up an interesting topic that we would like to expand upon today: when you challenge a prenuptial agreement, what are some common grounds that are used to support the claim?

When should a couple consider a prenuptial agreement?

When a Georgia couple is planning a wedding, it is easy to forget certain steps that can provide security in the future, such as drafting a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement is not only for couples who are wealthy or possess high-value assets, but it is also for average couples who wish to protect their future interests. Taking the time to plan ahead can be very beneficial for a couple in case of a future divorce. 

Divorce settlement needs objective focus and full information

In Georgia and all other jurisdictions, negotiating a settlement in a divorce is more difficult for a person over 50 due to several factors. There are higher stakes generally, and most importantly, it's not as easy to start fresh and obtain everything that one needs for retirement at such a later point in life. Like all other litigation matters, a divorce settlement comes more easily if both parties can be objectively focused on a fair property division, without the interference of an emotional overlay.

Access to financial records important for divorce proceedings

Unfortunately, divorce affects numerous couples across the country every year, including a significant number here in Georgia. While no one enters a marriage expecting a divorce later, it happens and being prepared for all aspects of divorce proceedings is important. Discussing money and property is a leading cause of contention between divorcing couples. Having access to all financial records and proof of property values may come in handy when establishing fair property division agreements.

Social media prenuptial agreement becomes new trend

Social media has been used to break up friendships. It’s also been used to break up marriages. Most people in Georgia have likely heard of prenuptial agreements. However, now there’s a new trend among people who are about to get married -- getting a social media prenuptial agreement.

Social media often a factor in Georgia divorce

The Internet has brought about vast change in the manner in which we reach out and communicate with others. In just one generation, we have experienced a shift in which virtually any piece of information is immediately available, and where connecting with old friends or making new connections is as simple as a few clicks. While the Internet has undoubtedly led to improvements in many aspects of modern life, there is also a downside to this increased connectivity. For many Georgia couples, going online can lead to marital strife and sometimes, divorce.

Amicable divorce is one thing, but divorce parties?

Perhaps there’s no stronger indicator of changing opinions about divorce and legal separation that a new phenomenon called divorce parties. The events, sometimes even co-hosted by spouses on the verge of receiving a divorce decree, are ostensibly for the purpose of celebrating a new transition in a divorcee’s life.

The ultimate pre-marriage insurance against divorce

Atlanta readers may have differing views on the practice of living together before marriage. Proponents might argue that living together is the best way to see if a couple will last in marriage, and may go a long way towards avoiding divorce and its attendant complications, such as the division of real estate. Others might believe that cohabitation is unnecessary if couples have taken the time to truly get to know each other. Of course, some Hollywood celebrities usurp the whole argument, choosing life-long roommate status over the institution of marriage.

Second marriages have higher success rate

Atlanta readers might agree that sometimes it takes a second try to get something right. The perspective offered by time and experience can be invaluable teachers. Both allow an opportunity to review one’s first attempt, before repeating an endeavor with refined strategy and calmer news.

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