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Here are some things you can -- and can't -- include in a prenup

We have written about the prenuptial agreement before. This contract is an incredibly important part of both marriage and divorce. However, what are you allowed to include in your prenup, and what topics are barred from being included in the contract?

Here are some things you can -- and can't -- include in a prenup

We have written about the prenuptial agreement before. This contract is an incredibly important part of both marriage and divorce. However, what are you allowed to include in your prenup, and what topics are barred from being included in the contract?

What community property is and how you can prepare for it

There are only a handful of states in the U.S. that abide by community property laws. This doesn't mean that community property laws are "bad," but it does mean that these laws are more uncommon -- and, thus, maybe not as recognizable or understandable -- as other property division laws. Arizona is one of the states that follows community property laws.

What community property is and how you can prepare for it

There are only a handful of states in the U.S. that abide by community property laws. This doesn't mean that community property laws are "bad," but it does mean that these laws are more uncommon -- and, thus, maybe not as recognizable or understandable -- as other property division laws. Arizona is one of the states that follows community property laws.

About that time when Beanie Babies were crucial assets

In our source article, the Huffington Post found an amazing picture of a couple that was dividing up their assets in a divorce courtroom. That may not sound out of the ordinary to you, but in this case, they were literally splitting up their assets between them in the courtroom. And those assets were Beanie Babies. The 1990s were some crazy time, weren't they?

About that time when Beanie Babies were crucial assets

In our source article, the Huffington Post found an amazing picture of a couple that was dividing up their assets in a divorce courtroom. That may not sound out of the ordinary to you, but in this case, they were literally splitting up their assets between them in the courtroom. And those assets were Beanie Babies. The 1990s were some crazy time, weren't they?

The intricacies of community property and why they are important

When it comes to property division in a divorce, there are two ways that states deal with the thorny issue in a basic way. Most states go with "equitable distribution," which means that in a family court, a judge decides which assets should go to which spouse. The judge does this in such a way so that each spouse is roughly "equal" in that judge's mind. This can lead to "unbalanced" outcomes in terms of the amount of assets each spouse gets (i.e. one spouse could get three-quarters of the assets if a judge thinks that is what is "fair").

The intricacies of community property and why they are important

When it comes to property division in a divorce, there are two ways that states deal with the thorny issue in a basic way. Most states go with "equitable distribution," which means that in a family court, a judge decides which assets should go to which spouse. The judge does this in such a way so that each spouse is roughly "equal" in that judge's mind. This can lead to "unbalanced" outcomes in terms of the amount of assets each spouse gets (i.e. one spouse could get three-quarters of the assets if a judge thinks that is what is "fair").

What is taboo and what's okay for a prenuptial agreement?

In our last post about divorce, we talked about prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements -- legal devices that allow spouses to protect themselves and the many assets and factors involved in their marriage. Whether you and your spouse bring an immense amount of assets to the alter, or a far more modest amount of assets, a prenuptial agreement or postnuptial agreement serves a very important purpose to the couple.

What is taboo and what's okay for a prenuptial agreement?

In our last post about divorce, we talked about prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements -- legal devices that allow spouses to protect themselves and the many assets and factors involved in their marriage. Whether you and your spouse bring an immense amount of assets to the alter, or a far more modest amount of assets, a prenuptial agreement or postnuptial agreement serves a very important purpose to the couple.

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