Michigan Family Law

Prenuptial Agreements Aren’t Only for the Rich

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Sunday, 15 May 2011 22:31

The words Prenuptial Agreement generally call to mind marriages between wealthy partners, or, more often, a marriage between a wealthy person and a person of more modest means. It may surprise you to learn that prenuptial agreements are a good idea for quite a few couples, particularly those who are remarrying.

1. Prenuptial Agreement Defined. A prenuptial agreement may also be called an antenuptial agreement. What is a prenuptial agreement? Simply put, it is a contract between two parties who are going to marry delineating what will happen to separate property brought into the marriage and what will happen to joint property in the event of a divorce or death of one of the parties.

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Keeping Your Cool When Things Are Heating Up…The Infancy of Divorce

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Friday, 08 January 2010 03:59
These are by all measures, troubled times.  That is certainly not news to anyone.  Marital problems may be the result of tough economic times or may simply be the straw breaking the camel's back.  Whatever the cause or effect of a deteriorating marriage, there are ways that you can approach a pending divorce that will lessen conflict, clarify issues and in the end maybe get you a "better result."

Te begin, there is no way any attorney can entirely predict the result of a divorce.  There are simply too many variables.  You are unique, so is your spouse (and so is the judge).  Your marriage relationship is or was as well.  Therefore, I define "better result" as exiting your marriage safe, sane and single, and on your merry way.  No disrespect or flippancy intended for the upheaval and anxiety that a divorce causes is painful, but in some, if not many cases, the new life can be safer, calmer and clearer than the one suffering conflict and strife.
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