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Prenuptial Agreements

What's Mine Is Mine, What's Yours Is Yours - Or Maybe Not

Fred Silberberg | Posted 02.15.2017 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

As unpleasant as the discussion may be, by addressing these issues in a premarital agreement one can ensure that what is intended to remain separate does so.

Plan For A Successful Divorce Before Your Wedding Day!

Jim Halfens | Posted 07.22.2016 | Divorce
Jim Halfens

It's easy to blame the entire divorce industry, but that leaves us where we started: frustrated and broke!

Advice To GOP: Don't Say 'I Do' To Donald Trump Without a Prenup

Valentina Shaknes | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Valentina Shaknes

The Republican Party is preparing to wed Donald Trump in a "ceremony" to be held in Cleveland on July 18. The Party appears to be quite apprehensive about entering into this union, which is understandable.

Essential Steps To Divorce-Proof Your Business

Lisa Helfend Meyer | Posted 06.29.2016 | Divorce
Lisa Helfend Meyer

It may be very difficult to broach the issue of a prenuptial agreement when you are picking out wedding invitations or planning your bachelor party, but in the long run the benefits outweigh any risks in terms of certainty and protecting your business assets. Another clear benefit of entering into a prenuptial agreement is to see how well you communicate with each other about difficult financial issues.

5 Reasons For a Prenup--Even if You Aren't a Celebrity

Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson | Posted 06.24.2016 | Divorce
Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson

Co-authored by Alan Plevy, Co-founding Principal at SmolenPlevy There's nothing classically romantic about prenuptial agreements. Most couples willfu...

Preventing Same-Sex Divorce after the Obergefell Decision

Joslin Davis | Posted 06.24.2016 | Divorce
Joslin Davis

While the United States Supreme Court passed its landmark civil rights decision in favor of same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges last year, there...

How to Prepare for THAT Prenup Conversation

James J. Sexton | Posted 02.26.2017 | 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.

Super Bowl 50 Divorce Special

James J. Sexton | Posted 02.05.2017 | Divorce
James J. Sexton


The Case For Prenups

Roxana Maddahi | Posted 02.03.2017 | Weddings
Roxana Maddahi

Couples don't get married with the intention of breaking up. They enter a marriage with the intention of staying married and spending their lives together. With that being said, it is very difficult to spend time during an engagement discussing the "what if's" of divorce.

10 Financial Tips That Will Protect You If Your Happy Marriage Goes Awry

Stephen P. McSweeney | Posted 11.12.2016 | Divorce
Stephen P. McSweeney

Here are tips for spouses who, while not actually contemplating a divorce, may want to be as fortified as possible if ever that unfortunate day arrives.

Do You Need A Prenup?

James J. Sexton | Posted 09.28.2016 | Divorce
James J. Sexton

Short answer: Yes! Long answer: A prenup, or prenuptial agreement if you're being fancy, is a contract between two people who are getting married.

A Love Contract to Help Pets Deal With Parents' Breakup

Ann Margaret Carrozza | Posted 06.30.2016 | Divorce
Ann Margaret Carrozza

Sometimes the clearest and simplest laws need to be revisited because they produce unjust and unacceptable outcomes. This is certainly the case when it comes to determining custody of a companion animal upon the breakup of pet parents.

How to Create Your Own Unique Marital Plan

Vicki Larson | Posted 06.04.2016 | Weddings
Vicki Larson

Wouldn't you feel better committing to all those years together if you had a way to measure your marriage's success by something other than longevity -- the only way we currently consider a marriage successful?

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.

Social Media: A Threat to Your Marriage?

Ayesha Vardag | Posted 05.07.2016 | Divorce
Ayesha Vardag

People need friends and community. They're lonely, either literally or shut off in their marriages or families. So many marriages become cold places, and people need to connect. They feel shut off from those around them, so they reach beyond.

7 Things Engaged Couples Need To Talk About Right Now

Vicki Larson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Weddings
Vicki Larson

You and your partner have a unique relationship. So why would you want to have the same marriage everyone else has?

10 Divorce Tips for Husbands

Ayesha Vardag | Posted 06.16.2015 | Divorce
Ayesha Vardag

Whether or not you're the one petitioning for divorce, it's a good idea to do all you can to coordinate your affairs and look out for your interests. That doesn't have to mean being underhand or dishonest -- just smart.

5 Signs You Shouldn't Be Getting Married (Even if the Wedding Is Already Planned)

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.26.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Some couples weren't meant to be married to each other. Ever. That's a cold, harsh thing for a wedding planner to say - heck, I need clients - but I think it's important for brides and grooms to realize that the simple act of having planned a wedding doesn't actually mean they have to get married.

The Prenuptial Agreement Cannot Be a Secret

Fred Silberberg | Posted 05.10.2015 | 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.

3 Ways to Protect Your Personal Injury Award or Settlement from Your Divorce

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 04.19.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

What happens to your money from a personal injury award or settlement, when you divorce? The short answer is, "It depends."

Common Prenuptial Agreement Legal Issues

Brad Reid | Posted 04.20.2015 | Weddings
Brad Reid

It is often argued that prenuptial agreements reflect a lack of trust. However, we live in a trust but verify era of relationships as illustrated by numerous background check services.

Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 04.15.2015 | Weddings
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Strengthening the shared commitment and practicing mutual generosity, compassion, honesty, kindness, and respect are all ways of maximizing the likelihood of not only staying together, but of experiencing greater fulfillment over time.

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

Dennis S. Lerner | Posted 04.15.2015 | 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.