Marriage is a serious step to take. A couple is not only sharing a life together, they are sharing everything they bring into the marriage, which includes finances. Because the divorce rate in the U.S. has lingered around 50 percent for some time, it is reasonable and practicable to consider divorce a possibility even before the "I do's" have been said. A prenuptial agreement can help marrying couples determine what would happen if a divorce occurs, protecting him or herself throughout the process.
According to reports, the Beverly Hills 90210 actress Jennie Garth and husband Dave Abrams are divorcing. Her 37-year-old soon-to-be ex-husband filed for divorce back in April. The document cites irresponsible differences, and the two have agreed to the date of separation as August 2017.
The two married in July 2015 and have no children together. However, court documents reveal that the two signed a prenup prior to getting married. The details of this document are not known at this time; however, this is Garth's third marriage, so it is expected that she took steps to protect her finances. It was reported, though, that Abrams requested that his right to spousal support be terminated.
A prenuptial agreement can be a very beneficial document to have if a divorce does occur. It not only serves to protect what is yours, but it also helps ease the divorce process. If everything is spelled out and addressed, a prenup can make for a very timely, straightforward and cost-efficient dissolution.
Those considering a prenup or are dealing with issues regarding a prenup in place should consider their legal rights in the matter. Seeking guidance could help them not only understand the situation better but also recognize what steps they could take to resolve any issues.