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Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Before saying 'I do,' more millennials say ‘prenup'


According to CNBC, prenups are trending among the millennial population. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) has reported that 62% of matrimonial attorneys are seeing an increase in the number of millennial prenuptial agreements during the past three years.

 


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Sunday, August 21, 2016

A Broken Engagement – Who Gets The Ring?


You and your partner are happily engaged and have spent months tirelessly planning a beautiful and elegant wedding.  The invitations have been sent out to all of your friends and family and the honeymoon is finalized.  To your shock, your partner tells you that the relationship is over and cancels the wedding.  Who gets the diamond ring? 

Every jurisdiction has certain elements that it uses to determine which party is legally entitled to the ring.  Sometimes, the court’s decision will turn on the issue of whether the engagement ring was a “gift.


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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Things You Should Consider Before Asking for a Prenup


Should I ask my fiancé to sign a prenuptial agreement?

Millennials have been dubbed a “prenup generation.”  Prenuptial agreements are more popular than ever, according to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).  Their survey of 1,600 divorce attorneys revealed an overall increase in prenups during the last three years, with most clients electing to sign a prenuptial agreement in order to protect their separate property.  Many millennials watched their parents or grandparents get divorced and want to save themselves from the cost, time, and heartache of arguing over assets.  Before you ask your future spouse for a prenup, consider the following:

Prenuptial Agreements Are About More than Divorce

Asking your fiancé for a prenup is not an easy topic to broach, but handling the matter delicately can lead to a thoughtful conversation that may benefit your relationship in the long term.


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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

With No Prenup, Billion Dollar Macklowe Divorce Turns into Heated Battle How important is a prenuptial agreement?


The divorce between New York real estate mogul Harry Macklowe and his wife Linda has become increasingly contentious as the couple battles over the billions of dollars at stake.  Harry and Linda Macklowe wed 57 years ago.  They did not sign a prenuptial agreement.  Earlier this year, Harry Macklowe reportedly filed for divorce from his wife amidst rumors that he was dating another woman.  Now, the couple is expected to duel it out to receive their share of the substantial property and wealth at stake, which includes over $1 billion in art alone.


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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Depp/ Heard Divorce Involves Claims of Domestic Violence


How will Heard’s claims of domestic violence affect her divorce from Depp?

People get divorced for a variety of reasons. These include incompatibility, adultery and abandonment. But, sometimes things take a more dangerous turn and domestic violence is involved. When domestic violence becomes an issue it can have a major affect on the way the divorce turns out. A recent example of this is that of major movie star Johnny Depp and his current wife, Amber Heard.


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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Pre-Nuptial Agreements - What Couples Should Discuss Before Tying The Knot

A pre-nuptial agreement, also referred to as an antenuptial agreement, is typically an uncomfortable subject for couples planning to get married.  That is because it is a contract between both spouses under the Domestic Relations Law that anticipates a divorce.   However, this type of contract is worth the seemingly uncomfortable discussion.  It can save you and your spouse the substantial time, expense, and emotional turmoil of having to argue over terms and protect your property in the event of dissolution of marriage.
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