Understanding the Limitations of a Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial agreements enable prospective spouses to decide and delineate, prior to marriage, their rights and obligations if their marriage ends – either because of the death of one spouse or by divorce. A prenuptial agreement allows you and your fiancé to determine together, in advance, what you think is fair and what you want things to look like should your marriage end. Prenuptial agreements aren’t indicative of a Read More

3 Myths and Misconceptions About Signing a Prenuptial Agreement

When you’re planning to get married, the last thing you want to do is prepare an action plan in the event that the relationship ends in divorce. It’s not exactly romantic, and it suggests that your marriage has an expiration date—or does it? While prenups do cover topics like asset distribution in the event that you go your separate ways, they can also deal with matters that, once discussed and agreed upon, can Read More

Here’s an Idea: How About a Prenup for Ideas?

Prenuptial agreements are not unique to this generation. For decades, engaged couples have used them to protect each person’s respective assets in the event of divorce, especially if one or both parties were of high net worth. What has changed is the type of property being protected. In addition to money, retirement accounts, real estate, and commercial holdings, millennials in particular are taking steps to protect Read More

6 Preemptive Strategies to Protect Your Business From Divorce

Most people going through it know that divorce is not only emotionally trying, but also that there will likely be unwelcome financial consequences.  Entrepreneurs and business owners, however, face the additional potential of a significant negative impact to their business -- in some cases the whole company is at risk, even if it's thriving. Due to the added complexities, these matters require more attention and Read More

On the (Maybe) Eve of the Supreme Court’s DOMA Decision: Love and Marriage and Prenups

I (Meghan) find myself, on what could be the eve of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor (the case which will likely determine the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”)), drafting a prenuptial agreement in advance of a same sex couple’s wedding.  The timing of this agreement reminds me, yet again, not only of the obvious inequality and additional financial burden Read More