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Prenuptial Agreement

Why Every Couple Should Have A Prenuptial Agreement

Vikki Ziegler | Posted 01.17.2017 | Weddings
Vikki Ziegler

A prenuptial agreement, or a prenup, is a written agreement made and executed before a couple marries outlining asset distribution in the event of div...

This Floating House Is Designed To Split In Two After Divorce

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 08.11.2016 | Divorce

A new home design will ensure that your house breaks exactly when your heart does. Dutch design and engineering firm Studio OBA has conceived of a fl...

The Problem With Prenups, Part III: The Dangerous Sport of Extreme Prenups

Laurie Israel | Posted 05.31.2016 | Divorce
Laurie Israel

My take on prenups is that they should meet the goals of both parties and also be as generous as possible within that framework. Too often an "off-the-shelf" prenup, generally submitted by the attorney of the more-moneyed spouse, dramatically departs from those aims.

How to Prepare for THAT Prenup Conversation

James J. Sexton | Posted 02.26.2016 | Weddings
James J. Sexton

So it's your wedding day and you're about to say those two little words. There's something niggling at the back of your mind that you've haven't got around to organizing... Food? Ordered and paid for. Presents for the in-laws? Check. Prenup? Ah. Oops.

Why Woman Who Signed Postnup Wants It Thrown Out

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Karie and Michael agree they had "instant chemistry" that was "off the charts" when they first met online, and they ended up getting married. Six year...

Everything You Need To Know About Prenups

The Knot | Posted 06.01.2016 | Weddings
The Knot

Don't let the word "prenup" scare you. Here, the true definition of a prenuptial agreement, plus seven reasons couples get them.

Getting Serious? Five Important Money Questions to Ask

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.13.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

This Valentine's Day, consider thinking beyond the roses and candlelit dinners to a potential future of merged finances. If your relationship is heading that way, a discussion is essential before making the move.

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.

Divorce Confidential: Crafting a Creative Pet Parenting Plan

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.19.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

It's no surprise pet parents are becoming a lot more serious about pet custody. The need to divide this member of your home can be painful and hold so much more value than the division of material possessions.

When a Prenup Gets Thrown Out

Stann Givens | Posted 08.31.2014 | Divorce
Stann Givens

If you are facing a divorce and prenuptial agreement is going to result in your getting less than you would get without the agreement, it is time to talk to a lawyer about how to get the agreement thrown out.

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.

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.

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

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.

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.

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?

Does Mark Zuckerberg Have A Prenup?

Huffington Post | Natasha Burton | Posted 05.22.2012 | Weddings

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wed his long-time girlfriend Priscilla Chan on Saturday in a surprise ceremony even their guests didn’t see coming....

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.

Good News For Newt: Alimony Laws Reconsidered

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.05.2012 | Money

The economics of divorce are changing. First up: Who pays. Traditionally, ex-husbands are on the hook to pay alimony. Newt Gingrich, for example, ...

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."

Financial Planning for Later Marriages

Jason Alderman | Posted 03.11.2012 | Fifty
Jason Alderman

Congratulations on finding love later in life. Don't be put off by all the important financial decisions you'll need to make together, but do be informed, so your marriage gets off on the right foot.

How A Postnup Could Save Your Marriage

Lynn J. Maier, Esq. | Posted 12.07.2011 | Divorce
Lynn J. Maier, Esq.

Preparing a postnup may be a surprisingly cathartic experience for couples. It is an opportunity to analyze their assets, debt, and spending habits, and to look at the impact of financial stress on their emotional lives.

6 Things You Need To Know About Prenups

Norman S. Heller | Posted 11.30.2011 | Divorce
Norman S. Heller

Legal issues are often the least important concern when negotiating a prenup, however; with prenups, emotions rule the day.

Is This The LEAST Romantic Way To Think About Marriage?

William Quigley | Posted 11.29.2011 | Divorce
William Quigley

I am neither an advocate nor an opponent of marriage, but I do believe that the financial obligations we assume when entering into a marriage contract, including the court-ordered redistribution of personal wealth that takes place upon divorce, are not well understood by most of our citizens.