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Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can help provide for family

Generally, when we think of planning for our family's future in the event of our death, we think of using the tools available through estate planning. Although an estate plan is something everyone should have, it is also important to note the important role a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can play in an estate plan. The Wall Street Journal recently addressed this topic, noting that these legal documents can be particularly important for those with business interests.

Keep long-term plans in mind when going through divorce

Divorce is a very difficult time in anyone's life. Regardless of who initiated the proceeding, it is easy to get caught up in a battle of who gets more money in the settlement, especially if there is some animosity tied to the split. Whatever fuels this fight for cash, it is wise to keep the big picture in mind when going through a divorce.

Massachusetts Representative pushes for child custody reform

Parents who have struggled with a mental or physical disability can face discrimination in child custody hearings. Unfortunately, a judge making a determination in a child custody case for this parent may decide the diagnosis is enough to rule the parent as unfit.

New study supports connection between Facebook and divorce

The connection between Facebook and divorce is not a novel concept. News reports over the past few years have highlighted the connection and a new study was recently released supporting the tie between divorce and use of this popular social media site. Researchers with the study were careful to clarify that their findings support only a connection, not a correlation. This study does not tie use of Facebook to an increased risk of divorce.

Divorce and expectations: Tips on how the process really works

Movies and T.V. shows on prime time have all touched on the topic of divorce. Seeing as approximately 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, this isn't surprising. What is surprising is the unrealistic expectations these depictions can produce. Divorce in the real world is generally much, much different.

Top signs of trouble in a marriage

Marriage is a partnership. Generally, this partnerships is intended to help foster a healthy relationship between two individuals, a relationship where each partner can feel supported and loved. Although many marriages may begin this way, approximately half falter.

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