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How can a prenuptial agreement protect your business?

Finding the perfect partner to marry may be a dream held by most in San Antonio. Yet if you own a business, your pending engagement should also prompt questions about how your ownership may be protected should the marriage not last. While considering the possibility of a divorce even before you marry may seem odd and/or unromantic, you may also want to consider the time and effort that you have put into building your company. You would not be alone in your concerns; in fact, recent information shared by the Wall Street Journal shows that the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers reports a 63 percent increase in the number of prenup filings from 2010-2013.

How can a prenuptial agreement protect your business?

Finding the perfect partner to marry may be a dream held by most in San Antonio. Yet if you own a business, your pending engagement should also prompt questions about how your ownership may be protected should the marriage not last. While considering the possibility of a divorce even before you marry may seem odd and/or unromantic, you may also want to consider the time and effort that you have put into building your company. You would not be alone in your concerns; in fact, recent information shared by the Wall Street Journal shows that the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers reports a 63 percent increase in the number of prenup filings from 2010-2013.

Chris Rock’s prenuptial agreement voided by sunset clause

For many San Antonio couples planning to get married in the near future, the idea of singing a prenuptial agreement may be the furthest thing from their minds. They may feel as though such a document signals that one or both harbor doubts that the marriage will last. However, in looking at the situation from a broader perspective, all a prenuptial agreement does is guarantee that if the marriage does end, both will take out of it whatever they brought in. Those who do choose to draft an agreement should know, though, that certain provisions can leave them unprotected.

Chris Rock’s prenuptial agreement voided by sunset clause

For many San Antonio couples planning to get married in the near future, the idea of singing a prenuptial agreement may be the furthest thing from their minds. They may feel as though such a document signals that one or both harbor doubts that the marriage will last. However, in looking at the situation from a broader perspective, all a prenuptial agreement does is guarantee that if the marriage does end, both will take out of it whatever they brought in. Those who do choose to draft an agreement should know, though, that certain provisions can leave them unprotected.

Establishing paternity in Texas

For many of the separated parents in San Antonio that we work with here at The Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C., the issue of paternity often comes up. When you need financial assistance from the father of your child in order to meet the expenses of parenthood, it is often required that you first establish paternity. Thus, when faced with this situation, it is important that you understand the criteria the court uses when legally identifying a man as the father of a child.

Establishing paternity in Texas

For many of the separated parents in San Antonio that we work with here at The Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C., the issue of paternity often comes up. When you need financial assistance from the father of your child in order to meet the expenses of parenthood, it is often required that you first establish paternity. Thus, when faced with this situation, it is important that you understand the criteria the court uses when legally identifying a man as the father of a child.

Alabama governor and wife ask for privacy as divorce goes forward

The last thing that divorcing couples in San Antonio want is to have the details of their marriages as well as their divorce proceedings to become public knowledge. Often, people are not their best selves when dealing with all of the emotions that lead to a divorce. Thus, they’d rather not have any arguments, fights, or other elements of their crumbling marriages come to light. Part of it may be because of embarrassment, but also part of it is no doubt to due to the possibility of their words or actions being used against them. Yet no matter how a hard a couple presses to have their privacy respected, it doesn’t always happen.

Alabama governor and wife ask for privacy as divorce goes forward

The last thing that divorcing couples in San Antonio want is to have the details of their marriages as well as their divorce proceedings to become public knowledge. Often, people are not their best selves when dealing with all of the emotions that lead to a divorce. Thus, they’d rather not have any arguments, fights, or other elements of their crumbling marriages come to light. Part of it may be because of embarrassment, but also part of it is no doubt to due to the possibility of their words or actions being used against them. Yet no matter how a hard a couple presses to have their privacy respected, it doesn’t always happen.

Escaping an abusive spouse

For San Antonio residents looking to escape abusive marriages, fear is often an almost-constant companion. Even after they’ve left their spouses, emotional abuse will often continue through harassment and stalking. Indeed, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that 1 in 7 women claim to have been stalked by a former partner. Often, an abuser will use stalking or intimidation in order to force a reconciliation or to gain the upper hand in divorce proceedings. Thus, those seeking a divorce from their abusers should consider filing for a restraining order.

Escaping an abusive spouse

For San Antonio residents looking to escape abusive marriages, fear is often an almost-constant companion. Even after they’ve left their spouses, emotional abuse will often continue through harassment and stalking. Indeed, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that 1 in 7 women claim to have been stalked by a former partner. Often, an abuser will use stalking or intimidation in order to force a reconciliation or to gain the upper hand in divorce proceedings. Thus, those seeking a divorce from their abusers should consider filing for a restraining order.