The process of divorce is not known for bringing out the best in people. This is understandable because when a married couple splits, each party may be carrying bitter disappointments and deep-seated resentments. These extreme emotions can manifest themselves in very adversarial behavior. And the problems can become even more pronounced when children are involved.
Rarely do married couples get "quickie" divorces. There are many reasons for this, such as the legal requirements of the state. But also, divorce is often a complex matter, the details of which take time to negotiate and finalize. Moreover, even if you are more than ready to end your marriage, you are better served by taking careful steps to prepare for the next phase of your life.
Texas law currently allows no-fault divorce. In other words, couples do not have to place blame and establish fault to end a marriage. They can file for no-fault divorce on the grounds of insupportability if, as the law states, "marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities that destroys the legitimate end of the marital relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation."
Recently, Halle Berry had to hastily finalize her divorce from her husband, Oliver Hernandez. Apparently, during the period after the pair separated, but before the divorce was finalized, Ms. Berry was able to secure some "contracts and deals," that were still pending. She needed the divorce process to be completed before the new year or else Mr. Martinez may have been eligible to get a cut of those deals in the settlement.
Prenuptial agreements have become more and more common as couples seek to protect the assets they have before entering into a marriage. The ubiquity with which "prenups" pop up in celebrity news, television shows and other forms of media has normalized them as an aspect of modern relationships.
Inheritance, as a concept, is something that belongs to one person. When you receive inheritance, it belongs to you and only you. Or at least that's the way it seems. When it comes to marriage and comingling your financial resources in joint accounts, it is very easy for your inheritance to become your spouse's inheritance too.