Battle-proof Your Business Before the Divorce

A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can save your business. Consider two dry cleaners, Ricky and Fred. Both thought they would be married to their wives until “death do they part.” Unfortunately, they both ended up divorced. Ricky walked out of divorce court personally and professionally ruined.  Fred, while emotionally drained, was able to maintain and…

No Ordinary Asset: The Restaurant Owner’s Divorce

As a prenup lawyer, I’ve had the privilege of representing many small business owners. Restaurant owners are my hands down favorite because restaurants are held together by hearts and souls.  Restaurants bear witness to friendship, love, and celebration: young couples on first dates, families celebrating birthdays, the neighborhood baseball team grabbing a bite after a…

Ten Things About Your Company That Can Be Disclosed As Part of An Ugly Divorce

A divorce can wreak havoc on your privately held business. Corporate control issues, valuation, and individual income issues can force you to expend precious time and money protecting your company’s confidential information and other interests. Even after a short marriage, divorce can cause your company to disclose almost everything. Think you’ll be married forever? Great….

Why Your Prenuptial Agreement Is Probably Irrelevant

Florida law dictates how property is divided in a divorce…unless you have a prenuptial (“prenup”) or postnuptial (“postnup”) agreement in place. However, a prenup or postnup is not ironclad – not unless you strictly follow the legal rules that determine whether a prenup or postnup will be effective when you need it. The words on…

Spiteful Social Media and the Value of Your Reputation

A prenuptial agreement (or postnuptial agreement, otherwise known as a “prenup” or a “postnup”) can help you to mitigate the financial strain of an expensive divorce on your personal and business assets. In this regard, a prenup or postnup is an essential part of your basic business planning as much as planning for retirement or potential disability.  What’s more,…

Doing a Prenup? Don’t Forget about these Assets

If you are using a postnuptial or prenuptial agreement as part of your estate planning, be sure to audit every component of your assets before your marriage or remarriage. Failure to identify certain assets can cause financial frictions in your family later. While your primary assets are easily identified and addressed in your estate planning,…

Everything to Know About Signing a Prenup in Florida

If you’re considering getting married in Florida, learning about prenuptial agreements can help you prepare properly. A prenup can help protect your assets in the event of a divorce, and it’s important to have one that’s valid and enforceable under Florida law. In this article, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about signing a…