The right to marry comes with the emotional and financial responsibilities that all couples must recognize in an effort to
So it's your wedding day and you're about to say those two little words. There's something niggling at the back of your mind that you've haven't got around to organizing... Food? Ordered and paid for. Presents for the in-laws? Check. Prenup? Ah. Oops.
Couples don't get married with the intention of breaking up. They enter a marriage with the intention of staying married and spending their lives together. With that being said, it is very difficult to spend time during an engagement discussing the "what if's" of divorce.
Times have changed. In the not-too-distant past, prenuptial agreements were not for everyone. The vast majority of people got married without one. The general consensus was that such agreements were only for the 'rich and famous.' In today's climate, people are seemingly more sophisticated than in the past.
The "temporary incompetence" of clients due to their emotional state and the attorneys' paternalistic attitude toward clients create a lack of understanding on the part of both the attorney and the client. This is the legal equivalent of a ship that hits rocks, runs aground, veers off course, and possibly sinks.
I started suggesting to clients, who approached me about prenuptial agreements, to consider formulating them through mediation. It turns out it is a wonderful way to do a prenup. At the end, the parties feel fairly treated, and the resulting prenup is not overreaching or over-restrictive.
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.
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.
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.
Growing up, Fugo knew that with the wedding cake and gown, a prenuptial agreement would be part of her marriage ritual. The
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.
Alton Abramowitz, the president of the AAML and a HuffPost Divorce blogger, said the trend may reflect the current state
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