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January 2017 Archives

Working on a postnup could help your marriage

Every marriage has lulls during which spouses do not get along as well as they might. And when a couple is having such difficulties there can be a tendency to keep communications to a minimum. But when silence begins to dominate a relationship, so too can distrust and misunderstandings. Ultimately, if communication isn't restored, a marriage can turn toxic, leaving both partners unhappy.

Do you need a prenuptial agreement to protect your ideas?

Before you ask, yes, prenuptial agreements (“prenups”) can and do protect ideas during divorces. Prenuptial agreements can divide up almost anything that is created, earned, or develops during the marriage. People use prenups to decide who gets the pets on which day and how to care for them. Prenups can be used for almost anything (except illegal activity).

Does unemployment affect my child support obligations?

Suffering the loss of a job can cause serious hardships. And if you are unemployed or underemployed for a prolonged period of time, you will likely have to make a number of financial adjustments. Some alterations, such as cutting your cable TV service, are easy to make, but other expenses may be more difficult to avoid.