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How can every couple benefit from having a prenuptial agreement?

The thought of drafting and signing a prenuptial agreement doesn't cross the minds of most couples here in Portland. One of the reasons that they're unlikely to think about it is because most people believe that prenups are just for rich people. They don't think that a prenuptial agreement will benefit those of more modest means. They'd be mistaken though. Prenuptial agreements are valuable in many different ways.

Understanding postnuptial agreements

Prenuptial agreements are well-known ways for those getting married to protect their assets in the possible event of a divorce further down the line. Prenuptial agreements can cause controversy and can be very sensitive matters for couples because they must acknowledge that their relationship may break down in the future.

How do I know if my marriage is over?

Almost all married couples go through difficult periods where they question whether they should continue to reside with their spouse. Hardships in life can present new challenges and cause even the strongest partnerships to become distant.

How to handle the emotional stress of divorce

Divorce is usually an emotional rollercoaster for both parties involved. There is probably a good reason why you are choosing to get divorced, and therefore, some part of you is likely feeling relief to be out of an unhealthy relationship. But at the same time, you are probably feeling fearful about the future, worrying about how your children will cope with the changes and stressing about financial issues.

Financial challenges that are associated with divorce

Going through a divorce has the potential to impact your life in many ways, both positively and negatively. One of the ways that divorce can impact you is from a financial perspective. This is in part because so many changes will take place in your life that will potentially impact your assets and bank balance.

What are the limitations of prenuptial agreements?

Prenuptial agreements are becoming increasingly popular in today's society. This is because there is a trend of increased financial independence within couples, whether married or not. Couples are less likely to adopt the philosophy of "what's mine is yours" in their relationship, because it is likely that they both earn an income of their own.

The impact of parental relocation after a divorce

Divorce almost always means more than simply the breakdown of a marriage. It often means that children need to split their time between both of their parents. It also can cause each divorcing spouse to reevaluate their lives and can be a catalyst for big changes, including relocation.

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