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“Pre-Nup” is not a dirty word

The myth is that merely thinking you need one means you’re contemplating that your marriage is going to fail. We have many things in life to insure against something going wrong, it doesn’t mean it’s expected, but that we’re...more

Popping The Question: How To Propose A Prenuptial Agreement To Your Partner

For those who’ve kept up with the Kardashians, you’re aware that there’s trouble in “Khlodom” (i.e. the marriage between reality-TV star Khloe Kardashian and her basketball playing hubby, Lamar Odom). On Friday, December 13,...more

Reasons to Have a Prenuptial Agreement (Not Related to Divorce)

A prenuptial agreement allows couples to opt out of the California Family Code in part, or in whole, by reaching their own agreement about their financial affairs – during the marriage as well as in the event of a divorce....more

Normalizing Prenuptial Planning

Prenuptial planning is a common consideration for clients who are getting married. There are several circumstances where a prenuptial agreement is particularly useful, such as second (or perhaps third) marriage situations,...more

Protecting Separate Property in Arizona: Basic Principles [Video]

Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk's Board Certified Family Law Specialist, Mitchell Reichman discusses best practices in protecting separate property in Arizona. He talks about various family topics such as community...more

Why Arizona Business Owners Need A Premarital Agreement

Arizona is a community property state which means all property acquired by either spouse during the marriage is, by statute, presumed to be community property. ...more

Arguing over Money Leads to Divorce: 4 Common Misconceptions about Money & Marriage

It’s official. According to Sonya Britt, a Kansas State University researcher, arguing about money early in a relationship is the top predictor of divorce. And if money disagreements lead a couple to divorce court, most...more

United States v. Windsor: A New Direction in Planning for Same-Sex Couples

On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor1 overturned Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"), which had defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman.2 As a result, married...more

Governor Christie Signs Bill Strengthening the Enforceability of Premarital Agreements

Governor Chris Christie has signed a bill that amends both N.J.S.A § 37:2-38 and N.J.S.A § 37:2-32 to strengthen the enforceability of premarital agreements....more

What You Can Do with a Prenuptial Agreement

While the words prenuptial agreement can kill that pre-marriage romance, a prenup is smart financial planning. It is perhaps better thought of as a safety belt — when you ride in a car you don’t expect to get into an...more

The Mediated Prenuptial Agreement: A Happy Beginning

When we think of a wedding, we typically think about a joyous time - not about lawyers, meetings and arguments. Yet for many people, their wedding does involve these elements because they have chosen to enter a “prenuptial...more

Estate Planning: Lessons Learned From Hugh Hefner's Third Marriage

Estate Planning: Lessons Learned From Hugh Hefner's Third Marriage Hugh Hefner and girlfriend Crystal Harris got married for a third time on New Years Eve 2012. Hugh Hefner is best known for his Playboy empire And Harris is...more

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