Runyon & Runyon
  • "This little note is to say thanks for all you have done for me. You worked so hard to prove that we told the truth. However it turns out, I know you did your best."
  • "Thank you and the Runyon team for everything that you all have done for my son. I truly appreciate it."
  • "Thank you Mrs. Browning for all of your help, and if you could pass my thanks on to Ray. Your team helped more than you know. If you ever need to reach me for anything further ill be here.Thank you again."
  • " I can’t put into words how grateful I am for all you have done for me. Thank you for listening and understanding what I was going through...”
  • " Thank you for taking care of everything for me in a professional manner. The staff is awesome also!”
  • " I wanted to thank you for your support. You are the best attorney in Clarksville. I could not have done it without you”
  • " Should I need legal service again you will be my only one to call. Thank you so much”
  • " Ray took time out of his busy schedule to fit us in at a time of crisis on several occasions”
Read More
Contact Us For An Appointment
toll free 800-568-1534
local 931-305-0061

In the midst of wedding planning, don't forget to plan ahead

The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in all states proved to be a landmark decision. The issue has been very controversial in states like Tennessee where the clash between religion and politics has been particularly polarizing. But no matter which side of the argument people may be on, the fact is that same-sex couples in Tennessee now have the right to get married and have their union recognized in every state in the country.

According to recent reports, this has resulted in a dramatic increase in same-sex couples planning a wedding in this and other states. But what is crucial for any person to remember if they are going to get married is that it can be valuable to plan for the future beyond the wedding day.

One way to do this is to consider a prenuptial agreement. A prenup can address certain financial matters before a couple gets married. In a prenup, people can identify separate properties and debts and even clarify standards for spousal support. A prenuptial agreement can also establish property division arrangements so that such a decision will not be left solely up to a judge later on.

Dividing property can be one of the most difficult aspects of any divorce. During this process, people can be so motivated by fear, anxiety, anger and bitterness toward their spouse that it only complicates matters further. 

Of course it can be difficult to discuss serious financial matters, especially as they relate to divorce, when you are so focused on planning for a life of happiness and commitment. However, discussing these things with the help of an attorney when and your soon-to-be spouse both value fairness in your relationship can help you avoid contentious battles in the future.

As more and more people get married and promise to spend the rest of their lives together, there very well could be more and more people who end up finding themselves in a broken or unsatisfying marriage years down the road. Rather than ignore this reality or assume it will all work out peacefully, couples can make some plans and take some control by discussing a prenuptial agreement with an attorney.

Source: Knoxville News Sentinel, "Wedding business set to grow in East Tenn. after same-sex marriage ruling," Ed Marcum, July 1, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

We Have Answers

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy