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February 2018 Archives

How can a prenuptial agreement help me?

If you are considering getting married, the thought of a prenuptial agreement may have crossed your mind. Are prenups only for celebrities and wealthy business owners, you might wonder? As it turns out, a prenuptial agreement can protect your interests even if you are not wealthy and famous.

Divorce and broken engagement -- not that different

When an engaged couple decides to break the engagement, it is not all that different from the end of a marriage. Both decisions go hand-in-hand with feelings of loss, emotional pain and turmoil. Like in the case of divorce, certain difficult decisions must be made during an emotionally taxing time.  

Getting ready for divorce -- 3 important things to think about

Major change often leads to one feeling panicky, especially if it means the end of something important in life. In case of divorce, this may be especially true. The realization that one's marriage is coming to an end may be daunting, but one can take comfort in the thought that help is at hand.

Advance planning can avoid commingled funds in divorce

Some couples in New Jersey who file for divorce learn too late that they should have avoided commingling their funds during their marriage. In the event of a divorce, funds that were commingled will be part of the marital estate, and the court may order it divisible. However, if it was addressed in a prenuptial agreement, it might remain the property of the original owner.

Divorce or not? How to know if it is the right thing to do

Older married couples may be quick to tell younger couples that marriage is not all moonlight and roses. The fact of the matter is that every marriage goes through good times and bad times. In some cases it is possible to work through the rougher spots -sometimes with professional help. The main thing is that if a couple tried to work things out but decide on divorce, they would be able to say they really tried.

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