We Don't Have Any Money. Should We Still Get a Prenup?

     Nobody gets married thinking they will get divorced, but – like it or not – the undeniable reality is that the statistics confirm that 50% of all marriages in the United States end in divorce.  Furthermore, there is an informal consensus among the available research that the major source of conflict for married couples is money.


Why Having a Prenup Can Actually Be GOOD for Your Marriage.

     We know the title of this blog will initially confuse some of you.  People tend to associate the word “prenup” (formally known as “prenuptial agreement” or “premarital agreement”) with the idea of planning for a divorce before the marriage even begins.  Doing anything that feels like planning for divorce before a marriage even begins cannot possibly be good for a marriage? Right?  Well actually, in many cases it certainly can be.


THE ROYAL WEDDING: If I Were Handling Meghan Markle's Prenup

You must be living under a rock if you don’t know about the Royal Wedding happening this Saturday between Prince Harry and American actress, Meghan Markle. My Facebook feed is filled with photos and updates about who’s attending, what the bride and groom might be wearing, who was selected to be in the wedding party and where the food is being prepared. There are even detailed charts about what time people should turn on their televisions depending on where they live to tune into the ceremony at St.

Post-Nuptial Agreements Vs Reconciliation Agreements


Post-Nuptial Agreements v. Reconciliation Agreements: Are they worth the paper they're written on?

Post-Nuptial Agreement

     A post-nuptial agreement is a contract between two spouses.  The agreement is similar to a prenuptial agreement except it is signed during the marriage rather than before the marriage.  A post-nuptial agreement is often times considered when there has been some sort of change in the relationship between spouses or a change in financial circumstances.  The most common reasons a spouse may seek to enter into a post-nuptial agreement are:


What can we learn from Bobby Flay and Stephanie March's divorce?

     According to Ms. March’s lawyer, she plans to contest the validity of their prenuptial agreement on various grounds. Most notably, the fact that the agreement was signed three days before their wedding may have rendered it unconscionable (not fair). While it is a valid concern, there are many other factors that the court must consider when determining the validity of a prenuptial agreement. For this reason, it is so important to ensure that you consult with a matrimonial attorney early in the wedding planning process.


SURVEY RESULTS: When Did You Realize Your Marriage Was Over?

     At some point while representing a divorced/divorcing client, I ask him/her: “When did you realize your marriage was over?”  The responses usually fall into (3) three categories:

1.  Before the wedding