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More millennials turn to prenuptial agreements: Here's why

Prenuptial agreements are often seen as arrangements that only the wealthy need, but the truth is that anyone can benefit from them when they're designed to fit your situation. Some people who are taking more time creating these agreements before marriage include millennials.

Millennials are an interesting group of people, because they are reaching the age where they're marrying and having children. They're old enough to have good jobs and careers. Why, though, is this group more likely to have prenuptial agreements created?

You can resolve your custody dispute using mediation

When you're divorcing, deciding who should have custody of your children and when can be hard. As divorcing parents, you may already have conflicts that you're dealing with, and adding your children to that mix makes things so much harder.

What's important to remember is that your children are stuck in the middle of this situation, too. If you and your spouse continue to argue or fight, you won't resolve the situation and will only make things more difficult for your kids. That's one reason why you should consider mediation if you continue having disputes.

Paternity testing can give you evidence of parenthood

Unmarried couples are in an interesting position when it comes to separating. Their children may not have their father's last name, and they may not even be legally recognized as his. That's why it's encouraged to seek out a paternity test if you are not positive that you are the father of children in your relationship or if you are not married.

While couples have the opportunity to acknowledge paternity at the child's birth, a father may not have been present or known about the child at that time. There may also be confusion about who the father is. In those cases, it's advised to seek a paternity test, or if the other party does not agree, to go to court and make sure a paternity test is ordered.

Military retreats could help reduce divorce

Most people know that stressful jobs can contribute to divorce, but did you know that some people are addressing this issue through retreats for military families? Updated on July 11, 2019, is a story of families who have been strained with the work the military provides.

In the story, a man, aged 41, who returned from Iraq, struggled to bond with his family. There was a major disconnect between the husband and father he wanted to be and his trouble with anger after the war. He said that he struggled with the violent atmosphere at war in comparison to the innocent children he was meant to help raise.

What are some things that can invalidate a prenuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is an agreement you create prior to marriage that dictates how you'll handle a divorce if it takes place. It might have rules for dividing your property or steps for splitting up a home or business.

There are a lot of things that can be included in a prenuptial agreement, but there are also many things that can make a prenuptial agreement invalid. Here are three of the top ways a prenuptial agreement can be invalidated by the court.

Military divorces: You are protected

Most people in the military know that this life is not for everyone. There are times when you may be deployed for months or years at a time, and there are many things to do even when you're stateside.

Perhaps when you got married, your spouse thought that your being in the military was a great idea. However, over time, the distance has become a problem. There's nothing you can do to change your present circumstance, so your spouse has suggested filing for divorce. Even though you both still have love for one another, the separation due to deployment is a strain that is too great.

Get help with your custody case in Texas

No one wants to think about custody arrangements when they're considering divorce. Custody plans almost always result in both parents seeing their children less often, since they have to divide their time between their parents' homes. Additionally, both parents are likely to need to work, so they're going to have less time for their children.

Overall, it's frustrating to think about the impact that a divorce may have on your child. Still, if you think that divorce is the only way forward, then it's going to take your best efforts to do what is right for your child. That may mean seeing them less often throughout the week or having to rearrange your schedule to accommodate their care.

Alimony concerns: When to ask for help through alimony

For many people, the idea of going through a divorce seems impossible, even if they're unhappy with their current situation. Why? Finances.

If you don't have the money to support yourself without your spouse, then you may think you are too dependent to seek a divorce. However, it's possible to ask for a divorce and alimony that can support you while you look for work or build up your career.

Let your attorney reduce your stress during a divorce

The end of a marriage can be emotionally taxing, and there's no question that the last thing you want to do is to deal with legal paperwork and court dates. This is why you should begin working with your attorney as soon as you can. If you do, your attorney can focus on negotiating for the assets you want and having your settlement prepared while you focus on your own health and future.

Emotionally, a divorce can take a toll. Even if you're happy to go through a divorce, the stress of collecting documents, responding to the court and other aspects of the case can be frustrating and time-consuming. You may also be dealing with the loss of friends or family members who you were close to, further stressing you out.

What should military members expect in divorce?

Military divorces are similar to any other kind of divorce. The military believes that divorce is a civil matter, so you'll go through a divorce just like anyone else.

There are a few differences, though. For example, you will need to decide where you want to get a divorce. It might be in the state where your military base is, your home state where you hold residence or where your spouse is a resident. There could be other courts with jurisdiction, too, depending on where you got married.

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