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Prenuptial Agreements Archives

Should digital property be included in a prenuptial agreement?

The internet is the wild west of the 21st century. That sentiment has been expressed since the internet became available to consumers in the early 1990s. In terms of tangible value, the internet and westward expansion have one big thing in common - establishment of new property. What was once open, digital space is now property with real world value.

Putting a prenuptial agreement together can be positive

Getting married is one of the highlights of your life. The man or woman you love has said yes and you are over the moon happy. One thing that may come up is what to do about a prenuptial agreement. In the past, only the rich and famous needed prenuptial agreements because their marriages were often seen as tenuous and they had a lot to protect. Now, lots of people who are in the middle class are getting "prenups" too because it helps them plan for the future.

Be honest and realistic when signing a prenup

You may think that couples who sign a prenup are already being more realistic than couples that don't, admitting that many marriages end and that they want to have paperwork in place to protect themselves if that happens. This is true, but it's important to remember that even those who sign prenups can fall victim to unrealistic expectations that can cost them.

Billionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin returns to court

When a billionaire hedge fund manager and his wife end up in court again over their prenuptial agreement, it makes the news. Kenneth Griffin and his wife Anne Dias Griffin will return to court this week to try to settle their disagreements over their prenup.

Reasons why a court might invalidate a prenuptial agreement

Many people think that prenuptial agreements are only for the wealthiest of Americans. Others think that it is simply unromantic. After all, talking about who gets what if a couple divorces before the wedding even happens can seem that way.

Prenuptial agreements for second -- or more -- marriages

When many people think of a prenuptial agreement, they may think about celebrity couples who want to protect the millions in property and real estate that each has. This is often true when it comes to the wealthiest of couples, but for everyday people entering into their second marriage -- or even their third or fourth marriages -- prenuptial agreements are very important.

What you can and can't include in a prenup

As we have discussed in the last few months, prenuptial agreements are very important to a couple's marriage and, yes, their divorce. These contracts have a lot going on in them, and though they do carry great importance, they also aren't for everyone. But what, specifically, are you allowed to include in the prenuptial agreement, and what are you forbidden from including?

Should a prenuptial agreement be part of your wedding plans? -- II

In the last post, our blog started discussing how more and more betrothed couples are making the decision to execute prenuptial agreements, which we described as legally binding documents setting forth what each side can expect to receive -- or not receive -- in the event of a divorce.

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