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Prenuptial Agreements

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.

Mediator as Truthsayer

Laurie Israel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Laurie Israel

The most important factor in mediation success and not allowing the mediator's "truth" derail the process is that the mediator has respect for both clients. This respect should be evident and actual -- demonstrated by words, listening, comments, and structure -- or else the moment of "truth" might be too dangerous.

The Surprising Prenup Trend Among Women

Posted 10.22.2013 | Divorce

If you think prenups are just for celebrities or the super wealthy, think again. According to a new survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial ...

The Marital Arrangement That Has ‘Catastrophic Repercussions'

Susan Pease Gadoua | Posted 11.16.2013 | Divorce
Susan Pease Gadoua

The story that always breaks my heart is when someone who has been married for many years (usually her entire adult life) is faced with divorce and she has absolutely no clue about the couple's financial picture.

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.

Q-and-A for Same-Sex Couples About to Get Married: The Legal Ramifications

Fred Silberberg | Posted 09.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Fred Silberberg

Marriage equality is now the law in the most populous state, California, but there are considerations unique to our state's community property system of which people may not necessarily be aware. The following Q-and-A raises some of those issues.

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.

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 Marriage Take Longer Than Divorce?

Amira Young | Posted 07.10.2013 | Divorce
Amira Young

Divorce doesn't need any extra punishment. Many men and women going through it already feel like failures without the help of any legal entities. There's got to be a way to prevent the pain. And, of course, not make some divorces last longer than the marriages themselves.

'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...

The Biggest Misconception About Prenups

Jason Marks | Posted 06.25.2013 | Divorce
Jason Marks

A well-drafted prenuptial agreement can prevent future heartache in the event of a divorce, even if the couple does not have a lot of money.

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

The Best Way To Prevent Divorce?

Vicki Larson | Posted 04.25.2013 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

It hardly sounds romantic, but perhaps what marriage needs is a reality slap in the face.

How A Prenup Can Strengthen Your Future Marriage

Erik Newton | Posted 04.15.2013 | Weddings
Erik Newton

I once began a talk at a conference by saying that a premarital agreement is the most romantic thing a couple can do together.

LOOK: Was Amelia Earhart In An Open Marriage?

Posted 12.11.2012 | Weddings

We already knew that Amelia Earhart was ahead of her time, what with her passion for aviation and wearing pants (both unheard of for women in the 1930...

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.

8 Totally Unreasonable Prenup Demands

Posted 09.27.2012 | Weddings

Prenuptial agreements aren't just for the rich and famous. They're for regular people too. But just like celebrities, sometimes ordinary folks incl...

What The Heck Are 'Postnups' Anyway?

Ken Altshuler | Posted 11.21.2012 | Weddings
Ken Altshuler

Postnuptial agreements can serve as a valuable tool to help prevent these potential trouble spots from escalating into serious disputes that might ultimately jeopardize a marriage.

Top Divorce Lawyer Has No Prenup, Blames Donald Trump for Trend

Nancy Redd | Posted 11.20.2012 | Divorce
Nancy Redd

I had a great conversation on HuffPost Live Thursday with a Google Hangout filled with brilliant marriage and divorce experts - half were against pre...

Prenuptial Agreements . . . Why Have One?

Katherine Eisold Miller | Posted 11.19.2012 | Weddings
Katherine Eisold Miller

Even though most people understand the idea of a prenuptial agreement, most people do not understand exactly how they work, what they can accomplish and how powerful they can be.

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...

The OTHER Kind Of Prenup

Mindy Utay | Posted 08.14.2012 | Weddings
Mindy Utay

In my experience as a couples therapist, dividing chores fairly isn't the secret to a successful marriage. Fighting fairly is.

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?