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The Prenuptial Agreement Cannot Be a Secret

Fred Silberberg | Posted 03.10.2015 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

Times have changed. In the not-too-distant past, prenuptial agreements were not for everyone. The vast majority of people got married without one. The general consensus was that such agreements were only for the 'rich and famous.' In today's climate, people are seemingly more sophisticated than in the past.

The New Collaborative Marriage Is Worth More Than Flowers or Chocolate on Valentine's Day

Dennis S. Lerner | Posted 02.13.2015 | Weddings
Dennis S. Lerner

When couples marry for the first time -- increasingly in their thirties -- they aren't saying "'til death do us part" any more, but making up their own conditional standard of commitment, like, "as long as we love."

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.

Why You Shouldn't Sign a Prenup

Tamara Shayne Kagel | Posted 01.12.2015 | Weddings
Tamara Shayne Kagel

We all hope for the best when we get married, imagining that we will still be head over heels, 40 years down the line. And even though for some of us, inevitably that will not be true, we all benefit from believing it is.

One Year After Supreme Court DOMA Ruling, Same-Sex Couples More Aware of Legal Options

Maria Cognetti | Posted 08.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Maria Cognetti

Interestingly enough, even American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers members in the states that currently don't allow same-sex marriage have noted an increased number of consultations with same-sex couples to discuss cohabitation agreements and other legal strategies.

Why I'm Getting A Prenup -- And You Should Too

LearnVest | Posted 02.25.2014 | Women
LearnVest

Considering the divorce rate, it was basic logic to protect not just your assets but yourself as a whole, from losing it all. However, now, as a newly engaged woman whose cynicism had been diluted by love, it seemed like such a negative way to look at my future with Olivier.

3 Things To Consider Before Asking For A Prenup

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2014 | Divorce

By Geoff Williams NEW YORK, Nov 27 (Reuters) - You could say Jennifer Fugo, 33, is part of a new prenup generation. She and her husban...

10 Prenup Mistakes That Will Cost You

David Centeno | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
David Centeno

These are some of the most common pitfalls of a prenuptial agreement, but please remember it is not meant to serve as an exhaustive list. As always, seek the advice of a competent attorney before executing a prenuptial agreement.

Heading to Divorce Court With a Prenuptial Agreement

Alton Abramowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Alton Abramowitz

People are finding that as their investments and assets begin increasing in value in the aftermath of the Great Recession, they are becoming more adverse to sharing these gains in a potential divorce.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian: Reflections on Ironclad Prenup

Mindy R. Smith | Posted 12.28.2013 | Divorce
Mindy R. Smith

While empire-building and image are often on the forefront of the minds of celebrities, a messy divorce without an ironclad prenuptial agreement can be just as devastating to an empire built upon a sophisticated branding machine as a bad public relations move.

Forget Romance: Relationships Need to Get Contractual

Simone Collins | Posted 10.23.2013 | Weddings
Simone Collins

If your relationship cannot even withstand a discussion of responsibilities and shared expectations, you have no hope of surviving real challenges as they come your way.

WATCH: What You Need To Know About Prenups

Posted 07.18.2013 | Divorce

A recent “Fox & Friends" segment tackled the ins and outs of prenups. Though the majority of marriages end without a prenup, Fox news legal analy...

DOMA and Prop 8 Are Dead -- Prenup First, Then Wedding Vows

Lilah Sutphen | Posted 09.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Lilah Sutphen

A prenup is a great tool to address the legal and financial issues that will arise if your home state does not recognize your marriage.

Sign This, Or Else! How Prenup Powerplays Prevail

Susan Pease Gadoua | Posted 07.22.2013 | Weddings
Susan Pease Gadoua

Most people see love and business like oil and water. But marriage is a legal contract. In fact, marriage is the greatest legal partnership most people will enter into in their lives -- and a family is nothing short of a corporation.

'Fox & Friends' Gives Controversial Prenup Advice

Posted 05.09.2013 | Divorce

"Fox & Friends" tackled money and marriage in a segment on Wednesday, and their advice has us shaking our heads. When asked about whether or not co...

Millionaire's Wife Gets Prenup Thrown Out

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.12.2013 | Divorce

In a rare move, a Brooklyn appellate court has decided that a prenuptial agreement between a Long Island woman and her millionaire husband will be thr...

A Novel Approach To The Prenuptial Agreement

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 05.11.2013 | Weddings
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Amidst the promises of a lifetime of togetherness and joyful wedding preparations, now is the time to also think about the true value of a prenuptial agreement

Saying 'I Do' to a Prenup

Mindy Utay | Posted 12.01.2012 | Money
Mindy Utay

Prenups can be a daunting process of mutual and self discovery. In the long-run, though, it's better to move into a house with clean closets than one with layers of clutter, mess and chaos behind each closed door.

Do You Really Need A Prenup? Two Experts Debate

Posted 09.14.2012 | Weddings

News reports of celebrity splits often center around one big question: Does the divorcing couple have a prenup? And what happens if they don't? But...

Should I Sign a Prenuptial Agreement?

Women & Co | Posted 08.12.2012 | Weddings
Women & Co

Whether you and your soon-to-be-husband need to sign a prenup should really be decided on a case-by-case basis. But how do you know what makes the most sense for you in particular? Keep reading, and learn what Jeff Landers says you need to know to help decide once and for all: should I sign a prenup?

How My In-Laws Ruined My Marriage

Pauline Gaines | Posted 08.05.2012 | Divorce
Pauline Gaines

When one spouse has a primary attachment to someone that is stronger than the attachment to his partner -- be it a lover, a parent, or a child -- the marriage is in trouble.

Trump To Zuckerberg: Only Give Girlfriend $1 Million In Prenup

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 05.15.2012 | Technology

From questioning the president's birth certificate to calling Cher and Rosie O'Donnell losers, there's no shortage of things (or people) about which D...

6 Things You Need To Know To Know About Prenups

Ilan Hirschfeld | Posted 07.14.2012 | Weddings
Ilan Hirschfeld

Discussing a prenuptial agreement isn't the most comfortable or romantic thing to do, but it's much less awkward and stressful to do it at the onset of the marriage than when things fall apart.

Why Even Happy Couples Need Prenups

Silvana D. Raso | Posted 06.25.2012 | Weddings
Silvana D. Raso

It may not be a pleasant conversation to have with your fiancé, but to me, getting a prenuptial agreement deserves your time and effort and should be thought of as an insurance policy.

Why You Need A Prenup

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 03.28.2012 | Weddings
Joseph E. Cordell

The single most important economic decision a person will make during their lifetime is deciding to say, "I do." The second most important economic decision a person will make is deciding to say, "I don't."