DON’T get a mediated prenup if you are this couple

Mediation is a great tool to create a prenup through a “teamwork” environment. Moreover, the process strengthens the bond between partners as they clarify expectations of each other and of the future. While some “prenup-in-a-can” sites allow clients to rush through a life-altering contract in 24 hours, our online mediation meetings compel participants to consider…

Afraid Of Losing Alimony Payments?

You’re ready to start a life with someone – officially. But you’re not actually making the leap, even though you want to. You have one financial fear: what happens to your standard of living if you lose the alimony payments from your previous marriage? Alimony usually stops once the recipient marries again, and under the…

Millennials Do It Better: The Millennial Prenup

THE MILLENIALS’ PARADIGM SHIFT Millennials have questioned much of what previous generations took for granted, from work-life norms to media consumption, and their attitudes toward relationships and commitment also represent a healthy shift from tradition. Millennials, as a generation born roughly between the early 1980s and the mid-1990s, do exhibit some unique characteristics and approaches…

50 Shades of Customized Alimony Provisions

Alimony is not a one-size-fits-all deal in prenuptial agreements or in postnups. Your prenup can provide for customized alimony, otherwise known as spousal support, that is as unique as your circumstances. Chapter 61 of the Florida Statutes covers prenuptial agreements and allows the parties to draft with respect to the “establishment, modification, waiver, or elimination…

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…