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Prenuptial Agreements

Why You Shouldn't Sign a Prenup

Tamara Shayne Kagel | Posted 11.12.2014 | 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.

Prenuptial Agreements: The Ultimate Symbol of Love?

Justine Borer | Posted 10.22.2014 | Divorce
Justine Borer

Marriage is a profound and public proclamation of love and it is also a government-sanctioned economic partnership with attendant rights and responsibilities.

A Premarital Agreement Primer

Brad Reid | Posted 08.26.2014 | Weddings
Brad Reid

While a will may transfer property at death, a premarital agreement may clarify what property is subject to the provisions of a will as well as address inheritance and probate matters.

One Year After Supreme Court DOMA Ruling, Same-Sex Couples More Aware of Legal Options

Maria Cognetti | Posted 08.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Maria Cognetti

Interestingly enough, even American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers members in the states that currently don't allow same-sex marriage have noted an increased number of consultations with same-sex couples to discuss cohabitation agreements and other legal strategies.

Do Prenups Ruin Romance?

Mindy Utay | Posted 07.07.2014 | Weddings
Mindy Utay

A prenup is not about distrust, control, or impending doom; it's about planning and protecting finances for both of you. Once the prenup signed, let your lawyers keep the document. Go on your honeymoon, and forget the papers were ever drafted!

5 Money Questions To Ask Before Your Wedding Day

Chris Easter | Posted 05.10.2014 | Weddings
Chris Easter

Talking about money might not be as fun as discussing the songs your reception band will play or the tropical location in which you'll be honeymoon...

A Post-Valentine's Post: Smart Girls Get Prenups

Margaret M. Kruse | Posted 04.21.2014 | Divorce
Margaret M. Kruse

So you got the tiny blue box tied in white ribbon for Valentine's Day, huh? After you've contacted your insurance agent, there's one more call you need to make -- your family law expert.

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.

Love Contract for the President of France?

Ann Margaret Carrozza | Posted 03.24.2014 | Divorce
Ann Margaret Carrozza

Congratulations to the newly public couple, Francois Hollande and Julie Gayet. I have two pieces of advice for Ms Gayet: Don't get too comfortable and do get a Love Contract.

Why I'm Getting A Prenup -- And You Should Too

LearnVest | Posted 02.25.2014 | Women
LearnVest

Considering the divorce rate, it was basic logic to protect not just your assets but yourself as a whole, from losing it all. However, now, as a newly engaged woman whose cynicism had been diluted by love, it seemed like such a negative way to look at my future with Olivier.

3 Things To Consider Before Asking For A Prenup

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2014 | Divorce

By Geoff Williams NEW YORK, Nov 27 (Reuters) - You could say Jennifer Fugo, 33, is part of a new prenup generation. She and her husban...

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.

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...