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Premarital Agreements

Want a Lasting Relationship? Embrace This One Agreement

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

Positive change brings new opportunities and enthusiasm, which can be contagious and inspiring. We all know how good it feels when we're in our flow. We are more alive, more present and more connected. Isn't that what we all want for ourselves and for our loved ones?

Divorce and the Future of Your Frozen Embryos

Don Schweitzer | Posted 05.20.2015 | Divorce
Don Schweitzer

For a couple going through a divorce without a contract and are in disagreement over the future of the frozen eggs, the path can be much more difficult. Since frozen eggs are not considered life, they will be considered property to be awarded to one party at the discretion of the family court.

Lawyer Paternalism Is A Very Serious Problem

Mark Baer | Posted 03.20.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

The "temporary incompetence" of clients due to their emotional state and the attorneys' paternalistic attitude toward clients create a lack of understanding on the part of both the attorney and the client. This is the legal equivalent of a ship that hits rocks, runs aground, veers off course, and possibly sinks.

Is Mediating Prenups a Form of Marital Mediation?

Laurie Israel | Posted 10.12.2014 | Divorce
Laurie Israel

I started suggesting to clients, who approached me about prenuptial agreements, to consider formulating them through mediation. It turns out it is a wonderful way to do a prenup. At the end, the parties feel fairly treated, and the resulting prenup is not overreaching or over-restrictive.

What You Should Know About Prenups

Caroline Choi | Posted 04.02.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Yes, it may be unromantic to discuss finances in the event of a divorce, but on the other hand, it is romantic to know that the person you are committing to for the rest of your life is open to discussing any issue, whether it be boring and even emotionally complicated.

The Nuances of Marital Agreements

Joshua Slayen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Joshua Slayen

A prenuptial agreement is what couples execute when they want to contemplate what will happen to their respective assets prior to getting married (in the event of a divorce). I am often asked: "what do you advise"? The truth is, there is no truth. Every couple must decide for themselves whether they want such an agreement in the first place, and if so, the terms thereof.

Everything Is a Matter of Perspective

Mark Baer | Posted 08.03.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

In the event that you will end up paying spousal or child support to your spouse in the divorce generally means that you were already paying them such support during the course of your marriage.

The Problem With Prenups: Part II

Laurie Israel | Posted 11.02.2011 | Divorce
Laurie Israel

In mediation, the couple formulates the terms of the prenup, face-to-face, with the assistance of the mediator. Unlike "lawyering up," they are modeling communication, collaboration, and mutual understanding and respect in coming to the terms of the prenup.

The Problem With Prenups

Laurie Israel | Posted 10.30.2011 | Divorce
Laurie Israel

The anger and hurt generated by the prenup process will always be remembered, and can weaken a marriage at the outset, even if the prenup gradually changes and becomes more balanced and narrowly drawn.