Don’t Be the One Wishing You Had a Prenuptial Agreement

Not long ago, “Grease” singer Frankie Valli and his ex-wife Randy concluded an almost 10-year battle over the cash value of a life insurance policy they purchased while married. At issue was whether Randy was entitled to the full $400,000 since she was listed as the policy’s owner or should the … [Read more...]

Can I Protect My Estate from My Spouse’s Creditors?

If your career or business is successfully underway and you’re thinking about getting married for the first time or getting remarried, one of your primary concerns may be whether you can take steps to protect the estate you’ve accumulated or plan to accumulate during the marriage from your … [Read more...]

What Topics Can We Address in Our Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is at its most basic level a contract. For a contract to be valid, it must represent a bargained-for exchange, or a meeting of the minds of two or more parties who entered into an agreement. One party agrees to give up something of value in exchange for the … [Read more...]

Protect Your Assets with a Prenup

Celebrity sisters Jessica and Ashlee Simpson’s parents recently finalized their divorce, ending a 35-year marriage. Prior to their divorce, the couple managed their daughters’ wealth, but argued frequently about the direction of the girls’ careers and how to invest their money, according to … [Read more...]

Why a prenuptial agreement?

For many people preparing to wed, signing a prenuptial agreement is a wise decision. A prenuptial agreement is especially important for individuals who are marrying after they have accumulated a significant amount of wealth and/or have children from a previous marriage. The risks associated with … [Read more...]

Premarital Agreements in Texas

A premarital agreement, or prenuptial agreement, is a written agreement signed by a prospective married couple prior to getting married.  The purpose of the agreement is to govern the terms of a breakup in the event the marriage fails. Texas law addresses premarital and marital agreements in … [Read more...]

Ditch the Prenup and Consider a Trust Instead

Let’s face it.  No one wants to talk about prenuptial agreements.  Just bringing up the issue with a potential fiancé can negate the need for one altogether.  Considering the possibility of divorce when considering the possibility of marriage is a touchy subject often beyond the limits of political … [Read more...]