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Prenuptial Agreement

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 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 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.

The #1 Way To Protect Yourself Before A Split

Susan Pease Gadoua | Posted 11.08.2011 | Divorce
Susan Pease Gadoua

A tremendous advantage of getting a postnup is that the couple can gain an understanding of the legal system that they would only have in hindsight if they had divorced. And it can truly resolve a couple's issues regarding disagreements about assets and debts.

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.

Before You Say "I Do:" A Checklist for Smart Women, Pt 2

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 08.31.2011 | Women
Dr. Ali Binazir

In the last installment of this article, we covered the first three items on the checklist. To recap, they were: 1) Do not say yes if you're deeply ...

Before You Say "I Do": A Checklist for Smart Women, Pt 1

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 08.14.2011 | Women
Dr. Ali Binazir

You fall in love, put your frontal lobe in a jar and marry a guy you later on find you don't know all that well. Why? Because the most reliable aspect of falling in love is that you will fall out of it. On average after 18 months, according to scientists.

Cohabitation Agreements Increasingly Popular

go.com | Posted 07.13.2011 | Divorce

A prenuptial agreement without the wedding? More than 12 million unmarried couples live under the same roof. Not every pair will sign a marriage licen...

Do You Need A Prenup?

msn.com | Catherine New | Posted 06.20.2011 | Divorce

"No prenup!" headlines gasped last year as Kelsey and Camille Grammer's divorce went public. The star of Frasier reportedly is paying $50 million -- s...

Prenups For Singles On The Rise

freep.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Not all couples put a ring on it, but living together without getting married doesn't preclude the possibility of a prenup-like agreement....

Are California's Divorce Laws Draconian?

Laurie Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Laurie Israel

In the US, every state has a different set of divorce laws about distributing assets between ex-husband and ex-wife. So if you get divorced in Califo...