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How To Ask Your Fiancé For a Prenup

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Worried that asking your fiancé for a prenup will kill the romance? Or, worse, end the relationship? While it’s not an easy conversation, there are ways to talk about a prenuptial agreement that will open the lines of communication and bring the two of you closer together. Done right, a prenup can actually help prevent disagreements during the marriage by clarifying expectations.

Read on for some guidelines to keep in mind when asking your fiancé for a prenup. Read more

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Answering Your Questions About Prenuptial Agreements

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Prenuptial agreements are becoming more commonplace for couples planning to wed. And why not? Prenups, also called premarital agreements, are a smart way to protect not only your premarital “self” but also your marriage down the road. A prenup can give both of you peace of mind. So, what do you need to know before you get one? Read more

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Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Publishes Four New Divorce and Family Law Guides

We are excited to announce the publication of four new titles in its our Family Law Jersey Style series of consumer legal guides: A Guide to Relationship Agreements  in New Jersey, A Guide to Alimony in New Jersey, A Guide to Property Division in New Jersey, and A Guide to Alternative Dispute Resolution in New Jersey. Authored by our firm’s founder, family law expert Bari Z. Weinberger, each guide contains practical family law information that can be difficult for readers to find elsewhere. Read more

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Will You Marry Me…And Can We Have A Prenup, Please?

How to ask for a prenuptial agreementWith almost 50% of marriages ending in divorce, and many of those divorces leading to protracted battles over assets, having a prenup can prevent arguments should the marriage end. But how do you tell your fiancée you want one without sounding dubious about your wedding vows? Or that you love your money more than you love him? Here’s how to bring up the subject without killing the romance. Read more

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Marriage the Second Time Around: 7 Ways Prenuptial Agreements Protect Older Couples

couple of old people smilingWith summer wedding season here, a growing number of couples are adding to their pre-marriage to-do lists a visit to their attorneys to have a prenuptial agreement put in place. A “prenup” is a legally binding document that lays out certain parameters and terms regarding a couple’s assets and finances should their marriage end in divorce. Considered a “life insurance” of sorts for marriage, prenuptial agreements are now viewed as a sensible choice for soon-to-be married couples, especially given the changing demographics of marriage in New Jersey and across the U.S.

In the past, it was common for couples to wed in their early 20s, an age when neither party tended to enter marriage with substantial assets. In today’s word, many couples are in their 30s or 40s or beyond when they finally walk down the aisle for the first time — and growing numbers of older couples are entering into their second marriage or more. In these  marriages, one or both spouses may already have a number of significant assets to their name, including a home, business interests, retirement plans, and their own stock portfolio. They may also have children from previous marriage or relationships.

Are you entering into a second marriage and wondering what a prenup can do for you? Consider these seven ways premarital agreements can offer special protections for older brides and grooms. Read more

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Top 10 Highest Alimony Payments

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Since it’s the time of year for all things spooky and scary, what better time to take a look  at the top ten highest alimony payments in celebrity divorce history? Kidding aside, examining these high end spousal support awards can teach all of us — whether you pay or receive alimony — a thing or two about how to achieve a fair spousal support settlement. Here’s the top ten rundown and some of our tips for creating alimony arrangements both of you can accept. Read more

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Keep Your Divorce Offline: Social Media Postnups and Prenups

_1__FacebookPrenuptial agreements can pre-decide matters such as who keeps the house in the event of a divorce, but did you also know that prenuptial agreements can spell out the somewhat stickier issue of what you and your spouse can say about each other on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites? Read more

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Why Can’t New Jersey Prenuptial Agreements Address Child Support/Custody?

Children having picnicToday’s blog post is part of our special series on prenuptial agreements and marriage running throughout the month of May. Please see previous posts in the series: 8 Common Items in Prenuptial Agreements and Are You Ready for the Legal Changes Marriage Brings? Check back soon for more!

On the first Tuesday of the month, we host a special Facebook Family Law chat inviting our WLG Facebook community members to ask their questions concerning divorce and related family law issues. During this month’s chat, we received a great question pertaining to prenuptial agreements and whether or not prenups in New Jersey can include language regarding child support and child custody for any children the soon-to-be spouses may have together. Read more

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8 Common Items Found In Prenuptial Agreements

iStock_000017213521SmallWelcome to our new monthly blog series! Just in time for wedding season, throughout the month we’re taking a look at some of the legal issues engaged and recently married couples commonly encounter. Please check back each week for special themed blogs featuring our latest tips and advice for boosting your marital savvy! 

When prenuptial agreements make the news, it’s usually because of some celebrity or high profile split in which millions or even billions are at stake in a divorce, or because of the agreement’s outlandish terms, such as the “prenup” that made headlines recently for including rules about how much weight a wife could gain during marriage.

However, despite these super-sized agreements and/or strange conditions, in reality, the majority of couples who pursue a New Jersey prenuptial agreement before marriage put in place practical items that address their current financial status, how they would like their future finances to be handled after they are married, and issues related to other assets and debts each will bring into the marriage.

What does this look like on a piece of paper? Here are five common items that couples request in their New Jersey prenuptial agreements: Read more

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Your Wedding Day: Are You Ready For The Legal Changes Marriage Brings?

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Throughout the month of May, we will be posting a special blog series on marriage-related legal issues, including prenuptial agreements, reconciliation agreements, and more. Please check back each week for tips and advice that can help you boost your marital savvy!

With the spring and summer New Jersey wedding season about to begin, many engaged couples are spending the next few weeks and months busily preparing for the big day. If you’re getting married anytime soon, in addition to things like finalizing invitation lists and reception menus, you may be wondering what you should be doing right now to get ready for the realities of marriage, including the legal changes that take place after you both say “I do.” Read more

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