Texas Governor Abbott signed into law House Bill 45 which states that Texas and U.S. law supersedes all other laws. The law prohibits Texas judges from enforcing or upholding any law or order from another country that infringes upon U.S. and Texas constitutional rights. The bill shields litigants in family law cases “against violations of
premarital agreements in Texas
What happens to a prenup when the spouses get a divorce?
When spouses get a divorce and have a premarital agreement in Texas, the divorce suit must state the parties’ position regarding the enforceability of the premarital agreement.
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What are the requirements of a prenup?
The Texas Family Code sets out the requirements for a valid, enforceable premarital agreement (aka “prenup”). Most importantly, premarital agreements need to be in writing. Oral or verbal agreements are not recognized. Some states require a notarized agreement, but Texas does not.
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Prenups on the Rise
CNBC says prenups are on the rise… and Dallas Texas family law attorneys agree. A whopping 73 percent of divorce attorneys say they’ve seen an increase in the pre-marital documents, according to a recent survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. What’s more, 52 percent of them said they’ve seen an increase in women initiating the requests.
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