"No couple contemplates splitting the baby."
OK, so you and the spouse took a pass at executing a prenuptial agreement prior to your marriage a few years ago.
Many people who think about prenuptial agreements -- if they ever do think about prenups -- might be inclined to regard them in age-old and stereotypical ways.
Are you a Georgia resident who is a bit preoccupied with property-related matters as you are about to tie the marital knot?
Of all the forms, documents and various contracts that feature in family law in Georgia and across the country, perhaps no legal instrument is less understood and more vilified than the marital contract.
Property division is a critical factor in every divorce, and sometimes it can be one of the most difficult and argument-inducing factors as well. The financial accounts; the money; the property, such as homes or land; the objects, such as furniture and vehicles; all of these things get thrown on the chopping block and the two splitting spouses need to work it out.
Many people across the country have changed their minds about so-called marital contracts in recent years, now fully appreciating their strong utility as planning devices for both soon-to-be and already married partners.
When love is in the air, young couples in Georgia and everywhere else across the country tend to follow its sweet song.
As big of a deal as marital agreements generally seemed to be even a few short years ago, such contracts are much more common -- if not exactly commonplace -- in Georgia and throughout the rest of the country these days.