What Does Jack Ryan have to do with your Prenup?

Remember that novel you wrote in college? The manuscript sits in your personal file in the desktop, and pillow talk with your partner occasionally involves a dreamy discussion of the manuscript’s future. You give the details of the plot to your partner (or spouse), who encourages you to pursue publication. You could be the next…

The “Pet-nuptial” as Prenup, or How to Ensure Your Pets’ Care and Future

While Florida law does not allow marital contracts and cohabitation agreements to cover child custody or related time sharing agreements, you can plan for your furry and feathered children through four different options: As part of your prenuptial agreement, or As part of your postnuptial agreement, or As part of your cohabitation agreement, or As…

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF A MEDIATED PRENUP?

A mediated prenup or a mediated postnup may confer some advantages for couples who are concerned about costs – both emotionally and financially. A mediated prenup or postnup does not assume an adversarial position, which is typical of representation by an attorney. Instead of an attorney taking an advocacy position for only one side, a mediator remains neutral and is bound…

Cross Cultural Perceptions of Prenuptial Agreements

In 2021, researchers Lynsey K. Romo and Noah Czajkowski published their study on cultural perceptions of prenuptial agreements, which have been stigmatized for decades, as if the existence of a couple’s prenuptial agreement would necessarily suggest a lack of trust between the partners or distasteful ulterior motives at play. But the times are changing, as Dr. Romo…

But Who Gets the Tesla?

When James came home to see the electrician drilling in the outside wall, he had questions. He asked his spouse, Matthew, what was wrong with the electricity. James told him that there was nothing wrong, and that a surprise was coming. An hour later, a silver Tesla was parked outside the home – James’ dream…

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…