Category: Prenuptial Agreements

Views towards blended families have positively progressed with the times. Now more than ever, blended families have become quite common. Blended families have become so casually integrated in everyday life in general that collectively, we can go on to say that they have transcended their “alternative” stigma. This is especially prevalent in pop culture and …

Throughout the month of March, we celebrated the strength, intelligence, style, and grit of ladies all around the world in observance of Women’s History Month. As a collective, women have made tremendous strides that have contributed to the evolution of the modern family. During all this time and change, there remains one important factor – …

There’s an exciting rush that comes after engagement. Your mind may be running a mile a minute with all there is to do before the big day. More than likely, the to do list will span with items ranging from the amusing to the arduous. While it may be more fun to take care of …

The Civil Rights Movement was the timely catalyst that brought about a collective elevated perspective of equality in America. For many, it was the desperately needed relief necessitated by the tumultuous social and political climate of the time, which echoes are still reverberated today. In passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the US legislators …

When it comes to the thorny issue of prenuptial agreements, there can be a very real difference of opinion between the financial advisors who recommend them to couples and the lawyers tasked with negotiating a final contract. On the surface, a “prenup” might seem to be a sensible, if unromantic, safeguard against the breakdown of a legal relationship, comparable to life-insurance or a power of attorney, but the reality is anything but simple. In many cases, a prenuptial agreement, at best, amounts to a shaky substitute for the strong financial understandings that underpin successful first marriages, while at their worst, qualify as the coerced waiver of legal marital rights by the financially weaker (though legally and morally equal) party. That’s to say nothing of the emotional damage a prenup can cause early in a marriage, the potential strain it can place on the weaker party’s relationship with in-laws, nor the disregard the prenuptial prerogative shows for the fair and balanced contingencies already written into the DNA of marital law.