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Prenuptial Agreements

3 Things You Need To Know About Prenups

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 06.17.2012 | Weddings
Joseph E. Cordell

Once seen as an inducement to divorce, and thus a detriment to marriage, prenuptial agreements are now treated as a strength for marriage, though they are not for everyone.

7 Things Engaged Couples Need To Know About Divorce

Melissa Carter | Posted 06.10.2012 | Divorce
Melissa Carter

Would men and women walk down the aisle with eyes wide open if they knew ahead of time what would legally happen if the marriage failed?

WATCH: When Should You Propose A Prenup?

Posted 01.31.2012 | Weddings

When it comes to planning your wedding, the last thing on your radar may be drafting a prenup. But according to celebrity divorce lawyer Robert Wal...

Why You NEED A Prenup NOW

Jacoba Urist | Posted 01.24.2012 | Weddings
Jacoba Urist

Don't let all those tiny lights and tinsel cloud your vision this holiday season. Think sensibly about what a financial union means, and how your marriage could impact your earnings and your nest egg.

How To Avoid Becoming A Prenup Horror Story

Henry Gornbein | Posted 01.16.2012 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

Presenting a prenup at the last minute is the equivalent of someone holding a gun to their fiancée and saying, "sign this agreement, or our marriage is off."

9 Questions To Ask Your Partner Before You Even THINK About Getting Married

M. Lin | Posted 10.24.2014 | Weddings
M. Lin

Finances are the foundation for the life you're about to build with someone -- and no one should enter a marriage blindly without assessing whether this foundation is rocky or solid.

Why Prenups Don't Deserve A Bad Rap

Lee Block | Posted 12.26.2011 | Divorce
Lee Block

There's absolutely nothing wrong with watching out for me, myself and I. If you don't, who else will?

Deceased Boxer's Prenup Would Have Left Wife With Nothing

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Divorce

MONTREAL — A prenuptial agreement would have left boxer Arturo Gatti's wife nothing – not even alimony – in the case of divorce. A ...

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.

The Easiest Way to Create A Prenuptial Agreement, from Judge Judy

Posted 07.26.2011 | Women

Judge Judy explains the easiest way to create a prenuptial agreement. if(typeof AOLVP_cfg==='undefined')AOLVP_cfg=[];AOLVP_cfg.push({id:'AOLVP_985...

Why Prenups Are On The Rise

Jun. 29, 2011 | Janice Revell, Contributor | Posted 08.29.2011 | Divorce

FORTUNE -- Reality TV star Kim Kardashian isn't often held up as a model of prudent behavior. But the recent reports that she and her fiancé, NBA for...

June Bride Alert: Why Prenups Make Sense

Donna Estes Antebi | Posted 08.27.2011 | Women
Donna Estes Antebi

Although more women than ever are out-earning men, a simple fact remains: When it comes to prenups, it's usually women on the receiving end.

Getting Married This Month? To Avert Financial Disaster, Read This First

Forbes | Posted 08.07.2011 | Divorce

June is the most popular month of the year for weddings. But, along with all the talk of something borrowed and something blue, I can't help but in...

Congratulations Kate and William! Did you Sign a Sexuality Prenup?

Sari Eckler Cooper | Posted 07.31.2011 | Divorce
Sari Eckler Cooper

After an estimated 22.7 milliion viewers watched the wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William last month, I wonder if any of them thought about whether this marriage, too, like Charles' and Diana's, would end in infidelity and divorce?

Top 10 Reasons To Get A Prenup

Fred Silberberg | Posted 05.30.2011 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

While not the most romantic of topics, prenuptial and cohabitation agreements have become increasingly important for couples planning to marry or live...

Is Gaining Weight Grounds For Divorce?

Vicki Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

A headline two years ago grabbed my attention and probably a few others': Being Fat Ended My Marriage. In the Ladies Home Journal article, the author...

Happiness May Be A Prenuptial Agreement

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Going into marriage without a clear and concise idea of how you and your partner view monetary matters is a recipe for sure disaster.

How To Divorce-Proof Your Business: Creating A Trust

Jeffrey A. Landers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Jeffrey A. Landers

If you have children, you may want to start thinking about your estate-planning goals...

How To Divorce-Proof Your Business: Buy-Sell Agreements

Jeffrey A. Landers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Jeffrey A. Landers

There are a number of things that you can do at the "entity" level of your business that could prevent your husband from keeping an ownership interest in your business.

The One Conversation You NEED To Have With Your Partner

Huffington Post | Sara Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

You wouldn't think a divorce lawyer would be the first person to dole out advice on how best to prevent a breakup, but then, Laura Wasser isn't your a...

Britain's Top Divorce Lawyer On Prenups, Princesses, And Billionaire Splits

Huffington Post | Sara Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Top UK divorce lawyer Ayesha Vardag is the Managing Director of Vardags, a leading London law firm dealing with high-net-worth and cutting-edge divorc...

How To Divorce-Proof Your Business: The Prenup

Jeffrey A. Landers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Jeffrey A. Landers

A prenuptial agreement is a contract signed by both parties before their wedding that details what their property...

Divorce & Music Part 1: Gold Digger

Marah Nudel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Marah Nudel

No matter how much they hate it, every divorcing couple needs to have a conversation about spousal support. It's a difficult conversation for the cou...

No Pre-Nup, Big Problems? Hurley Could Lose Millions In Divorce

Huffington Post | Sara Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Liz Hurley is set to get a 'quickie' divorce from husband Arun Nayar, the Daily Mail is reporting--a move that will ensure she doesn't lose her multi-...