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April 13, 2017

Reasons to Get a Prenup in Illinois

Premarital agreement



Many people do not fully understand what marriage entails from a financial and legal standpoint. Often what is impressed on couples before getting married is how spouses should act towards each other and how to have a successful, long-lasting marriage. However, in the eyes of the law, marriage is a contract with legal implications. Most important […]

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December 8, 2016

Is a Postnuptial Agreement Right for You?

Premarital agreement



If you have gotten married only to find out your financial situation is more complicated or lacks stability and protection, you are not alone. Many people do not fully understand what their new finances and property ownership look like until after they enter into a marriage. When people find themselves in this position, they may […]

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August 9, 2016

Protected by a Prenuptial Agreement

Premarital agreement



Marriage can bring about immense happiness and an enduring partnership. In this day and age where assets can be complicated and investments can be extensive, a certain level of protection of your belongings becomes another financial consideration to make. This is where a prenuptial agreement comes into play. A prenuptial agreement, simply stated, is an inventory of […]

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January 26, 2016

How to Create a Prenuptial Agreement That Works

Premarital agreement



Prenuptial agreements can help protect your assets and business if your marriage ends in divorce. However, if you do no set up the prenuptial agreement correctly, you could run into serious legal issues. The Timing of the Prenuptial Agreement A prenuptial agreement must be executed before the marriage. It is possible to have a postnuptial agreement […]

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January 12, 2016

Asset Division: Marital and Non-Marital Property

Division of Property



Many, if not most, couples share their property and income after they are married. However, there are some reasons why you might want to keep some of your property separate even after you are married. How Illinois Views Marital Property Illinois has a broad view of marital property. With a few exceptions, anything that is acquired by […]

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November 16, 2015

The Importance of a Prenuptial Agreement

Marriage, Premarital agreement



There’s nothing in a fairy tale romance about a prenuptial agreement, and many couples shy away from drawing up this important legal document before marriage in an effort to avoid the perceived stigma of a prenup — “we only need this if one of us will be cruel or unfair in the event that our marriage […]

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September 18, 2015

Prenuptial Agreements: No Matter What Age You Wed

Premarital agreement



What age presents the least risk of divorce for couples to get married at? For years, young couples have been told it is best to wait until they are older and more settled to wed, but is that really accurate advice? According to a new study, waiting may actually increase the risk of divorce. The study […]

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