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Don't assume a prenuptial agreement isn't necessary

32565788_S.jpgLovely images of satin, lace, ribbons, veils, tuxes and chocolate are often evoked when Missouri couples plan their weddings. They may also have long, into-the-night discussions about their future plans and goals, perhaps including how many children they hope to have one day. For some, however, any mention of a prenuptial agreement is thought to be a romance-killer.

What does family law have to do with taxes?

64398212_S.jpgMany people in Missouri and throughout the United States are beginning a mad rush to file their tax returns on time. Depending on an individual situation, the process can be rather simple and uneventful or extremely complicated and wrought with challenge. What makes the latter occur can be anything from complex business issues to family law situations, such as pending child adoption or custody arrangement.

Considering the benefits of a prenuptial agreement

53855707_S.jpgSo, the moment you've dreamed of your whole life has finally arrived. You met the person with whom you want to spend the rest of your life and are planning to get married! Of late, you've been scouring catalogs, making guest lists and discussing all sorts of plans together, including whether to sign a prenuptial agreement. Many Missouri couples have done so in the past, citing various benefits to the process.

Seeking family law support when considering divorce

39537870_S.jpgEverywhere one looks, it seems there is always another book or program or expert claiming to know the secrets to maintaining a happy marriage that lasts a lifetime. Those who have gone through divorce in Missouri or elsewhere, however, understand this is not always possible, no matter how good the advice. From couples who have only been married a year or more, to those who have been together for decades, many spouses find themselves in need of family law support when problems remain unresolved for too long.

Jolie and Pitt apparently have solid prenuptial agreement

12172964_S.jpgNews of impending divorce between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt went viral as soon as it was released. Just as fans in Missouri and world-wide have paid close attention to the couple's Hollywood ventures and family activities, so too are they following the unfolding of their marital split. The couple has six children, who quickly became a central focus of the divorce since their mother has requested full custody. One issue that may be more easily resolved, thanks to a solid prenuptial agreement, is how high-net-worth assets will be divided between the soon-to-be former spouses.

Reasons for choosing a prenuptial agreement

53627590_S.jpgMany Missouri couples intending to marry begin planning for their future together in advance. In addition to planning an actual wedding ceremony and celebration, some choose to address certain issues pertaining to personal assets and future marital property. For various reasons, some determine that signing a prenuptial agreement is the best way to document separate property and establish procedures for issues that may arise in the future.

Prenuptial agreement may help prevent family law problems later

7833690_S.jpgRecent reports suggest that many couples contemplating marriage, including, most likely, some in Missouri, have been previously married to others. Whether a first marriage ended through divorce or by the death of a spouse, anyone entering a new marriage will want to consider important issues regarding legal, financial and estate planning matters. Many experts claim that a prenuptial agreement is key to protecting one's assets and family for the future.

Prenuptial agreement considered good business

30156300_S.jpgSome in Missouri enter into legal agreements with their intended spouses before marriage. However, in some circles, the prenuptial agreement has gotten a bad reputation. Indeed, some say they signify doubts as to whether a marriage will last. Others note that prenups are simply good business as marriages are financial mergers as well as loving relationships.

Seeking family law assistance in Missouri

38365694_S.jpgMany Missouri families struggle to fulfill the financial and emotional needs of their families. Sometimes, this can lead to situations that result in challenges which may be difficult to resolve without assistance. Especially in situations where family members disagree about child-care, guardianship, adoptions or other legal matters, it is typically beneficial to enlist the help of an experienced family law attorney.

Adopting as a same-sex couple in Missouri

15823899_S.jpgCongratulations on your decision to adopt a child. Adoption can be a stressful process, but the end result is a beautiful family with a bond that cannot be severed. Whether you are adopting a child within your own state, somewhere else in the country, or an entirely different country, you will need to check your local state laws to insure that your paper-trail has been completed correctly. Like most adoptive parents, you probably have an abundance of questions. If you are a same-sex couple who are married or in a domestic partnership, you might have concerns about Missouri's laws governing LGBT adoptions.

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