Birmingham Divorce Lawyers: Wonder about Prenup Amid Royal Wedding Coverage

Posted by Steven D. Eversole | Apr 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

As Prince William and Kate marry today at Westminster Abbey, spectators around the world watched in anticipation and excitement as the royal event was broadcast to millions on international TV.  Statics are not on the future queen's side however, as three out of the four children of the current Queen have experienced less-than-royal relationships. 

As we previously discussed on our Alabama Divorce & Family Law Attorney Blog, prenuptial agreements come with a ring of bad press, mainly because of the celebrities who include this legal document as a prerequisite to marriage. And because it isn't seen as romantic. Trust us, neither is poverty.

The documents have now become mainstream and commonplace in American marriages.

Even our divorce lawyers in Birmingham are getting into the Royal Wedding Spirit.  While we wish the couple the best, we recommend to all who are getting married to consider a prenup agreement before tying the knot.  With the United States seeing roughly half of our marriages end in divorce, according to Divorce Rate, these agreements are now more important than ever.  Experts believe that Wills and Kate have a better chance of surviving a marriage as their relationship, in many ways, is a classic romance, according to Huffpost Divorce.

The two met at the S. Andrews University, where they lived together with housemates.  After an eight-year relationship and a close study of the requirements of joining a Royal family, Kate decided to accept Wills proposal.  The couple was faced with a small dose of trouble, as they broke up for a short while before getting back together.  The Queen is backing this marriage making it her priority that the royal infrastructure adapts to and supports the couple's needs.

A prenup may be in the best interest of Kate and William, even though it's not typically a British custom in marriage. Such an agreement can properly and rightfully protect both parties in the event of a divorce. 

A split in the marriage of the royal couple would not be like the split of any non-royal citizen.  In their split, they're not going to divide the country in half. Instead, they will focus on calculating an assessment of personal needs.  And when we're talking about needs, were talking about more than necessities.  These "needs" must meet standards of living in the marriage.  In the event of a divorce, one can't live in a one-bedroom apartment and the other in a palace.  The princess would be more likely to walk away with a multi-million pound property settlement, an appealing lump sum and child maintenance if there are children.

Dignity and long-term commitment has been common characteristics of the relationship history of this couple.  They seem to handle the media with grace rather than attention seeking.  The British public and the world at large are cheering on the happy couple and are wishing them a long, successful and happy marriage.

We have counseled clients who have been considering divorce, for many years now.  For many, it can be a new beginning. Our legal professionals will work hard to help you find your way through to a happier life with a compassionate approach and knowledgeable guidance.

If you are currently going through a divorce or thinking about filing for a divorce in Alabama, contact Birmingham Divorce Attorney Steve D. Eversole at 1-866-831-5292 fora confidential consultation to discuss your rights.

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Steven D. Eversole

J.D., Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama B.A., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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