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Strengthen your prenup by avoiding these mistakes.

If you have been following our blog, you are familiar with the practical reasons to draft and sign a prenuptial agreement before walking down the aisle: enforcing social media clauses, protecting a family inheritance or specifying asset distribution. While many may feel that mentioning the topic of a prenup is akin to dooming a marriage before marriage vows are even uttered, this contract can promote peace of mind before the wedding takes place. By establishing guidelines for dissolution of the marriage, individuals can ensure that their interests will be protected should the marriage not last.

Court issues decisions on embryos following divorce

Many couples in California want children. As a result, they began to make plans, sometimes including the creation and storage of embryos. Unfortunately, some couples make the decision that a divorce is in their best interest, leaving them to disagree about the fate of frozen embryos. A former couple in another state has been at odds over the fate of their embryos. Although a state appeals court has recently issued a ruling on the case, the woman in the case has vowed to continue the fight.

Wasteful spending: 5 questions you should ask yourself

When it comes to divorce, one of the biggest concerns spouses have revolves around property division, particularly one's share of the community property. Most people worry about what portion they will receive and whether it was equitably divided. But if you're a high-income earner or someone who brought considerable assets to the marriage, you may have a greater concern about its division: wasteful spending.

What is a QDRO and do I need one in my divorce?

Being a part of a successful business in California is a point of pride for many business owners and business professionals who may find themselves working long hours and putting in a lot of hard work in order to see the fruits of their labor. In the end, business owners and professionals can look forward to considerable income in addition to the possibility of a generous 401k when they retire.

What timesharing plans work best for professional athletes?

We often think of professional athletes as "having the good life" and may even see them as people who have little to worry about. But if you're a professional athlete with children, you may see things differently, especially if you're divorced.

What do you know about California prenups?

Most people believe that prenuptial agreements are only for the rich, but in reality, anyone can draft one of these legal documents prior to marriage. Designed to help divide assets before they become too tangled, prenups can also help ease the tension of divorce. Learn more in our recent SlideShare presentation.


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