Category Archives: Prenuptial Agreement

Planning In Second Marriages

We all know someone who is in a second marriage and many of us are in a second marriage.  Second marriages can be exciting and fulfilling while at the same time present special planning challenges. A second marriage may include his children, her children, and sometimes our children.  How will the new spouse be provided for in the estate plan?  Can the assets of each spouse be protected for their respective children while still providing for the new spouse? The competing interests are between the children of the first spouse to pass away and the surviving spouse. Estate planning challenges...Read More

Estate Planning: … Do I Really Need a Lawyer?

In the world of Do-It-Yourself, does it make sense to retain an attorney to complete your estate planning?  We are all aware of the availability of legal documents on the Internet and the ease with which you can purchase a legal package to complete your own Will and some related documents. I read an article in a reputable business magazine a few years ago in which the writer evaluated five different Will packages she obtained from the Internet or the local office supply.  All of the Will packages were recommended as legal in her state.  After completing the five Will...Read More

Estate Planning In Second Marriages

  We all know someone who is in a second marriage and many of us are in a second marriage.  Second marriages can be exciting and fulfilling while at the same time present special planning challenges. A second marriage may include his children, her children, and sometimes our children.  How will the new spouse be provided for in the estate plan?  Can the assets of each spouse be protected for their respective children while still providing for the new spouse? The competing interests are between the children of the first spouse to pass away and the surviving spouse. Estate planning...Read More

Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements: Is It Too Late To Get It In Writing?

You just got married— for the second time.  While everyone is congratulating you on finding love again, your children are disappointed you did not enter into a Prenuptial Agreement before your marriage.  Your new spouse’s children likely share similar concerns.  You and your new spouse are adults; you have a verbal agreement about paying bills and handling your estates.  Why are your children so concerned about your new life?  Are they overreacting? Many who have experienced a parent in a second marriage attest that it’s a time of excitement.  They hope their parent will be happy and enjoy companionship yet...Read More

Estate Planning: A Competent Attorney Is Essential

Many people have a misconception about estate planning.  For example, many will avoid doing their estate planning because they believe their assets “aren’t worth much” and think estate planning would be a waste of time and money.  The reality is that estate planning is necessary for everyone — no matter the value of their assets.  Completing your estate planning now with an attorney that regularly practices in the estate planning area to clearly define your intentions is an investment which will likely save your family financial and emotional heartache in the future. While you may want to live forever, there...Read More
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