A few weekends ago, thousands of fathers across the state of Minnesota gathered with their children to celebrate Father's Day by opening gifts, going out to brunch or just spending the day together.
We naturally tend to think of the fallout from divorce as being limited to the domestic sphere, meaning we understand that the split will affect living arrangements, daily activities and, far more significantly, relationships with former spouses, relationships with children and relationships with relatives.
There is no question of just how valuable a prenuptial agreement can prove to be in the event a couple decides to divorce. That's because this binding contract, executed by a couple beforethey tie the knot, establishes certain rights and expectations as to how their property will be classified and divided in the event of a split.
When a person makes the difficult decision to pursue a divorce after weeks or even months of thoughtful deliberation, they more than likely want to move ahead with the split as quickly as possible so as not to prolong a potentially difficult and painful process.