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Essential Estate Planning Updates to Make after You Get Divorced
Divorce holds considerable implications not only for your financial future, but also for the future of your loved ones and even your medical care. To that end, it is imperative that you revisit your estate plan as soon as you seek divorce or separation. Keep the following estate planning considerations in mind as you proceed with your divorce. Befor...
The "Second Look" Test
According to a survey published by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), “the millennial generation might become synonymous with selfies, social media, and prenups.” The emphasis on prenuptial agreements (prenups) is likely because millennials are getting married at later ages than couples in previous years. They have already accumulat...
Including a Sunset Clause in Your Prenuptial Agreement
Robert Peterson and Laurie Sykes fell in love and decided to get married. Three days before their wedding, Robert suggested they sign a premarital agreement and Laurie agreed. As part of that agreement, they included a sunset clause, which provided a date certain upon which the prenuptial agreement (prenup) would expire. The specific language stated...
Postnuptial Agreements: The McCourt Case
When well-known public figures get divorced, journalists often report on a prenuptial agreement that may make the property settlement easy. Not too long ago, when country singers Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert decided to end their marriage, the Oklahoma court proceedings hardly caught the attention of the press. In fact, the divorce was finalized...
How Courts Determine the Validity of Prenuptial Agreements
Where shall we live? Shall we have children? How many children shall we have? How do you feel about pets? I love cats; are you allergic to cats? These are just a few topics that couples talk about in contemplation of their marriage and their future together. One topic they often avoid is how to deal with their finances—not only how they will deal wi...
What Is an Affidavit and When are They Used?
In a nutshell, an affidavit is a sworn statement that is in writing. Affidavits are usually used in a court or in negotiations. They are common in family law cases and bankruptcy cases. They are also used in civil and criminal cases, though not as often as family or bankruptcy law cases. They must be notarized and you must swear that the facts conta...
Everything You Need to Know about Postnuptial Agreements
Many people have heard of prenuptial agreements, but they are surprised to learn that there is also another similar type of legal document called a postnuptial agreement. A postnuptial agreement, which is sometimes also referred to as a......
Everything You Need to Know about Prenuptial Agreements
If you are thinking about popping the question or have already got engaged, one of the things that you should consider is getting a prenuptial agreement. Deciding whether this is a good idea or not depends largely on your personal situation.......
What You Need to Know About Using Affidavits
An “affidavit” is a written statement that is considered made under oath. It is only valid when made voluntarily and without coercion. When you sign an affidavit, you are asserting that the information is true and that you have personal......
Filing for Divorce
Attorney vs. No Attorney Although a divorce attorney can be helpful, they are not required. Many people opt to handle the divorce on their own or through a neutral third-party mediator. Divorce attorneys are most useful when there are issues......