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Why expecting parents should be thinking about divorce

Married couples will face plenty of stressful events over the years. However, few may expect one of the biggest sources of stress to also come from one of the biggest sources of joy -- having a child. The reality is that any source of significant stress can contribute to divorce, so expecting parents in Texas may want to consider the benefits of a postnuptial agreement.

Around 50% of first marriages do end up in divorce, and parents should consider what steps they could take to protect both themselves and their children's interests. Of course having a child does not mean that a couple is headed for divorce, but being prepared for a number of different possibilities is never a bad idea. Creating a postnuptial agreement is just one way of preparing for the future, including marital obligations like child care arrangements and financial contributions.

Some parents may question why they need an agreement at all if they can simply address property division during divorce. Emotions are usually running fairly high by the time that a marriage ends, making it much more difficult to make rational decisions regarding marital assets and more. Addressing these things when a marriage is still good might feel silly, but it can save a lot of time and money in the future.

Texas parents probably do not want to think about the possibility of divorce when they are expecting a child. However, this is perhaps one of the best times to think about the future and consider what is really important. For those who are ready to consider creating a postnuptial agreement, it can be helpful to speak with an experienced attorney before moving forward with the process.

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