Who Needs a Prenup?
A prenuptial agreement or premarital agreement is a contract couples enter into before marriage that sets forth each party’s property and debts prior to marriage and specifies what each party’s property rights will be in the event of divorce, separation, or death. Prenuptial agreements are no longer used by the wealthy alone. Couples of more modest means are employing prenuptial agreements for a variety of reasons, including but not limited…Read More
Georgina Chapman Still Silent About Future Divorce From Harvey Weinstein
It has been more than two months since accusations of sexual assault and harassment against Harvey Weinstein began to surface. Since the initial accuser stepped forward, nearly 100 women, including some of the most famous actresses in the country, have accused the Hollywood producer of some kind of sexual misconduct. Some of these allegations involve incidents of minor harassment, while others paint a darker picture involving forcible rape. Georgina Chapman,…Read More
What To Include in a Prenuptial Agreement
When Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie shocked the world with news of their divorce enquiring minds seemed to want the inside scoop on one thing in particular – was there a prenup, and, if so, who gets what in the divorce? It seems as though, with the seemingly constant flow of celebrity weddings and subsequent divorces, prenuptial agreements have become a standard precaution. In California, engaged couples are permitted to…Read More
Agreed Property Divisions In Divorce Cases
With the Los Angeles Dodgers back in the National League Championship Series, the team is in the headlines because of its on-the-field performance. But a little over a year ago, the team was in the headlines because of what happened in divorce court. After the team won the World Series in 1988, a decade of under-achieving teams deflated fan interest, meaning that ballpark attendance and broadcast ratings both fell precipitously….Read More
What Should I Know About Same-Sex Prenups and Divorces?
California is a very progressive and open-minded state. In 2008, California began granting same-sex marriage licenses, opening up a new way for same-sex couples to formalize their union and garner themselves the same rights that heterosexual married couples have. Though Proposition 8 put California same-sex marriages on hold, again in 2013, same-sex marriage licenses began to be issued once more. Today, same-sex couples across California can choose to either enter…Read More