MIAMI, Florida. These days, many divorce lawyers help clients draft prenuptial agreements. This just makes good sense. Prenuptial agreements help engaged couples have tough financial discussions and also affords these couples important legal protections should they get divorced. Ideally, they also protect both people during a divorce. So, if you’re thinking of signing a prenuptial agreement before you get married, it is important for each person to have a lawyer representing them. It is also important to understand that not all prenuptial agreements may be seen as equally valid by a judge. How can you avoid some of the biggest mistakes? Here are a few: [Read more…] about Prenuptial Agreement Loopholes and How to Avoid Them
MIAMI, Florida. As a general rule, debts incurred during your marriage will be considered shared debts. This means that both you and your ex could be held liable for paying those debts and the debts may be subject to division during your divorce. When it comes to credit card debts, mortgages, car loans, and other lines of credit opened during your marriage, this may seem straightforward enough. But what happens if your ex took out student loans during your marriage? Should you be held responsible for paying a debt that will only benefit your spouse? [Read more…] about Divorce and Student Loans
MIAMI, Florida. Are your friends getting divorced? It’s more likely you will, too. It’s a concept known as social contagion. We tend to mirror the behaviors of our friends. If our friends have happy marriages, we might be more likely to see the happy in our own marriages. But, if our friends have negative marriages, we might be more likely to see the bad in our own partnerships. [Read more…] about Negative Marriage? Can Divorce Save Your Life?
MIAMI, Florida. The fashion world and women across the country are in morning as the news of Kate Spade’s suicide traveled around the country and the world. In recent days, more information about the fashion designer’s private life have come to light. According to CBS News, police believe that Spade may have killed herself due to financial issues and marital problems. Reports have indicated that Spade’s husband may have been asking for divorce. Other reports indicate that Spade may have been suffering from mental illness for years. [Read more…] about Depression and Divorce: The Warning Signs
MIAMI, Florida. More and more couples are signing prenuptial agreements before they get married. According to Us, Gwyneth Paltrow recently signed her own prenuptial agreement before tying the knot. Yet, there are diverse ways you can protect your assets before marriage. One way is to put a prenuptial agreement in place. The other is to set up a trust. Which is better? [Read more…] about Protecting Assets in a Divorce: Should I Have a Prenuptial Agreement or a Trust?
MIAMI, Florida. The president of the United States was divorced twice and has been married three times, and this didn’t seem to impact his ability to be elected president. According to the Huffington Post, both Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan are two presidents who have been divorced. Yet, for those of us without big bank accounts or a public relations team, if we’re not careful, our divorce can have an impact on our careers, and in unexpected ways.