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Posts tagged "prenuptial agreements"

Is there a right way to talk about prenups?

Last time, our blog examined why it's so important to consider making a prenuptial agreement part of your wedding day planning. Specifically, we discussed the myriad advantages of engaged couples executing what amounts to a binding legal contract setting forth their rights and expectations regarding the classification/division of property, and/or spousal support in the event of a divorce.

Consider making a prenup part of your wedding day planning

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Billions of dollars at stake in oil baron's divorce trial

When it comes to divorces involving high-profile athletes or A-list movie stars, most of us aren't too surprised to hear about judgments in the millions of dollars being handed down. However, most of us will pause when we hear about divorce judgments that reach well into the billions of dollars.

'Lifestyle clauses' adding a new element to prenups, postnups

In a previous post, our blog discussed how the stigma surrounding prenuptial agreements has dissipated to a considerable degree over the years, such that more and more couples planning a walk down the aisle are now including the execution of this document among their most important wedding plans.

Should a postnup accompany any stay-at-home parenting agreement?

When a married couple makes the decision to have children, it goes without saying that there will be more than a few changes in their lives. For instance, the couple will have to make a very important decision concerning daycare: Will they pay someone to take care of their children during the day or will one of the parents decide to leave their job to become a full-time daycare provider?

More and more couples are wondering about prenups

For many years, the prevailing mindset concerning prenuptial agreements was that it was something to be avoided, as it was nothing more than a tacit admission that a marriage was doomed to end in divorce. Fortunately, this mindset has evolved considerably such that prenuptial agreements are now a fixture of many modern marriages, right up there with the wedding cake and flowers.

Postnuptial agreements likely becoming more common

Many legal experts expect the use of postnuptial agreements in marriages to increase in the near future. In fact, according to a survey conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 51 percent of divorce attorneys surveyed indicated that they witnessed an increase in postnuptial agreements from 2009 to 2012.

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