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Social Media Clauses in Prenuptial Agreements

In earlier blog posts, we discussed how social media can often be used against a party in a divorce action. Social media posts have the potential to be used as evidence in domestic violence matters, in custody matters, in...more

Affidavit of Support (I-864) Enforceable Despite Pre-Nup, Divorce and Potential Marriage Fraud per California Court

Most people who immigrate through family sponsorship (and a few that immigrate through employment sponsorship) must have a sponsor that agrees to make sure they do not rely on public benefits. This sponsorship is...more

5 Estate Planning Mistakes You Should Try to Avoid

In your experience, what’s the most costly mistake people make when preparing estate plans, and what can they do to fix them? That’s the question we recently put to attorneys writing on JD Supra....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

Spouse Was Not Required To Challenge A Voidable Prenuptial Agreement During The Marriage

A recent appellate court decision supporting a challenge to a prenuptial agreement addresses two interesting concepts. The divorce court recognized that a prenuptial agreement was voidable by the wife due to coercion...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

Nothing But Net or Airball for Kris Humphries in his Divorce Battle with Kim Kardashian?

One of the most highly publicized divorce battles in recent history quietly came to a close on Friday, April 19, 2013 in a Los Angeles court room. Reality star Kim Kardashian and NBA player Kris Humphries were married just 72...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

Putting Fault Back into Divorce, the Modern Anti-Cheating Clause

As reported in the news, Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren might be reconciling. In 2009, the relationship made headlines when the National Enquirer reported that Tiger was cheating. Two days later, the police were called to...more

Share Of Appreciation Not Granted In Prenuptial Agreement

A recent Florida appellate court decision provides a drafting lesson in prenuptial agreements - if a spouse is to receive an interest in appreciation in an asset, the agreement should be specific on that....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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