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What You Need to Know About Divorce BEFORE Getting Married

Author: Steven Wiseman

March 16th, 2012

The last thing a couple about to be married should be worried about is that one day they may be getting divorced.  However, as Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”  Although the overall rate of divorce in the United States is said to be declining (a notable exception, according to the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Ohio’s Bowling Green State University, is divorce among people over the age of 50, 25% of whom are getting divorced now compared to 10% in 1990), it’s pretty safe to say that 1 out of 3 marriages ends in divorce.

At HoganWillig we receive calls every day from people who say they are considering divorce and want to know, “What are my rights?”  In many instances had they consulted with a knowledgeable family law attorney before getting married the answer to that question is often going to be considerably different (and probably a happier one) than if they hadn’t.

Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

Author: Amanda Scott

March 2nd, 2009

You might be surprised to find out that despite your level of income or assets, you may need a prenuptial agreement.

Many people fail to consider signing a prenuptial agreement because they mistakenly assume that such agreements are only appropriate or necessary for especially wealthy individuals or couples. Others overlook the option of executing such an agreement simply because the topic is a difficult one to broach and they do not want to risk offending their future spouse. In reality,


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