Marital Agreements

Monday, August 31, 2020

Don’t Be Taken For A Fool, Recognize You And Your Partner Both Have Romantic Pasts

In a recent letter to the advice columnist Dear Abby, a person going by the name “Taken for a Fool” describes a truly nightmarish situation — his financially and emotionally abusive “wife” is still married to her first husband!

DEAR ABBY: I went through an ugly divorce. My second wife, “Marci,” is a liar, a cheat and a thief.
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Marital Agreements and Sham Agreements

Q: What happens to a marital agreement if the marriage is invalid?

Most people would not be shocked to hear that a prenuptial agreement was entered into between a wealthy young heiress and her high-profile hairdresser husband-to-be. There would be no surprises that the father of the bride would want to protect his and his daughter’s financial legacy in the event of a future break up. After all, this is how prenuptial agreements have been played out in Hollywood for decades.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

“Few People Are Normal, Deep Down In Their Private Lives.”

Did you manage to snag tickets to the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival this summer? In addition to doing Antony & Cleopatra and Henry IV, Part 1, the company also put on Read more . . .

Monday, October 14, 2019

Benefits of a Postnuptial Agreement

Q: Why would couples consider a postnuptial agreement?

Most people have heard of the prenuptial agreement because they are often referred to stereotypically in motion pictures as being needed before the marriage of a wealthy, old man and a pretty, younger “gold digger”. 

In the real world, Reading marital agreement attorneys use prenuptial agreements in any situation—and often in second marriageswhere a couple wants to decide before they are married what property will remain separate and what property will become marital property in the event the marriage fails.
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Friday, July 19, 2019

Trump’s Tax Law Changes Pennsylvania’s Spousal Support System

President Trump knows a thing or two about divorce and alimony. First Lady Melania is his third wife, and he had to pay a significant chunk of change to his previous wives when they split up. We would wager he has some pretty strong opinions on this area of the law. 

It is interesting that the tax bill he championed in late 2017 has had a significant impact on the way spousal support (aka alimony) is calculated and taxed. Our firm has been helping Read more . . .

Monday, May 21, 2018

Marital Agreements – Seven Things to Consider Before You Sign

Marital agreements can be a useful tool for parties as they prepare to get married or even after they are married. Partners enter marital agreements for a variety of reasons, including protecting family property, settling various matters that may arise during a divorce, and providing for children from a previous relationship. Before you consider signing a marital agreement, there are many things that you should consider. A Read more . . .

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