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Can a postnuptial agreement be good for your marriage?

You’ve probably heard of a prenuptial agreement—a contract a couple makes prior to wedding that defines the way in which property will be distributed in the event of a divorce. Many people have preconceived notions about such an agreement, believing it indicates a couple’s lack of trust in each other or certainty that the marriage will last.

Missing this deadline can mean losing your property in a divorce

In North Carolina, divorcing couples have a right to “equitable distribution” of property. Equitable distribution refers to a court-ordered division of property between spouses that is considered “fair”—which often, but not always, amounts to a 50/50 split. It is important to understand your rights to marital property in a divorce and the actions you must take in order to receive what you’re entitled to.

Could you lose your dog in a divorce?

Divorce involves the dividing of shared property when two people no longer wish to be married. Historically, the court has lumped pets into this category of “property”, which means you could risk losing them in a divorce—just like your house or car. For pet owners who view their pets as family, this news can be a hard pill to swallow. However, the tides are starting to turn on this issue, and some state lawmakers are changing the way they view pets.

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