Consider a Prenup Before Saying I Do
"Although much publicity surrounds premarital agreements of high-profile couples, ... a premarital agreement is appropriate for anyone with property, debt, a degree, a certificate or license, an established career, a business or professional practice, a creative product, expectations of inheritance or other receipt of assets, past matrimonial experience, or children," writes Erika L. Haupt in "For Better, For Worse, for Richer, for Power: Premarital Agreement Case Studies," which appeared in the spring 2002 Real Estate, Probate and Trust Journal.
Sam and Sally may not fit into any of Ms. Haupt’s categories, but many, if not most, couples do. According to Ms. Haupt, prenuptial agreements make sense for:
Discussing a prenuptial agreement with a spouse-to-be serves as a way of bringing both partners up to speed about the finances of the marriage. Talking about money before cutting the wedding cake may seem unromantic, but being able to sit down with a future spouse and discuss future "financial plans and expectations for the relationship will lead to a more solid foundation ... than simply expecting ... love to take care of everything."
Useful Online Tools
Resources & Tools
AN EFFECTIVE ANSWER – In the answer, the respondent, or defendant, should clearly agree or disagree with the position on each divorce issue and provide an explanation if necessary.
Easily Connect With a Lawyer or Mediator
Have Divorce Professionals from Your Area Contact You!
Men's Rights Manual for Divorce
Women's Rights Manual for Divorce
The Limits of Discovery During Divorc
Established in 1996
© 1996 - 2021 Divorce Source, Inc. All Rights Reserved.