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Looking at the basic requirements of prenuptial, postnuptial agreements in MI, P.2

Previously, we began looking at the topic of marital contracts, both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. The basic difference between the two, of course, is that prenuptial agreements are entered into prior to marriage, while postnuptial agreements are entered into during the marriage itself. That makes enough sense, but one important point about postnuptial agreements is that, by law, they must not be made in contemplation of divorce or separation.

Looking at the basic requirements of prenuptial, postnuptial agreements in MI

In our previous post, we looked at the potential benefits of prenuptial agreements, even for couples who do not have a lot of wealth prior to marriage. As we noted, there are a number of issues prenuptial agreements can address, but a prenuptial agreement is only effective if it meets certain legal requirements.

Prenups potentially useful for more than just the wealthy

It is fairly common knowledge that prenuptial agreements are useful tools for protecting assets in divorce. Unfortunately, many people assume that it is only those with significant wealth who should really consider entering into a prenuptial agreement. In other words, there is an assumption that prenups are really only useful for rich people.

What will an attorney do to ensure my spouse doesn’t hide assets from the court? P.3

We’ve been looking in recent posts at the topic of asset-hiding in divorce, and some of the steps that can be taken to ensure a spouse obtains full disclosure of assets. As we mentioned last time, spouses sometimes try to hide assets in business transactions, so this possibility needs to be kept in mind when there is a business involved.

What will an attorney do to ensure my spouse doesn’t hide assets from the court? P.2

Last time, we began looking at the importance of the discovery phase of property division proceedings and the need for parties to work with an attorney who is familiar with the process and knows how to utilize it to ensure a full accounting of assets.

What will an attorney do to ensure my spouse doesn’t hide assets from the court?

Property division is an important issue in divorce, particularly when there are a lot of assets involved. In the absence of an agreement which determines how marital assets are to be divided, divorce courts have the task of helping determine how to do this.

4 things to do if your spouse starts talking divorce

Every couple fights and goes through some difficult times. Many times, it is possible to make up and move forward; other times, the future is very uncertain. If you are fighting with your spouse and he or she has started talking about divorce, you might very well be scared and upset, particularly if you are not interested in a divorce.

Timing of divorce filing can make a difference, P.2

In our last post, we began looking at some of the issues that could potentially lead to a change in the timing of a divorce filing. We’ve spoken not only about considerations regarding children, but also finances. Another consideration that can come into play is jurisdictional issues, or which state in which the divorce should be filed.

Timing of divorce filing can make a difference, P.1

In any profession, there are things you don’t learn until you get on the job. Once you’ve been practicing family law for a number of years, one of the patterns you start to see is that the number of divorce filings starts to increase and the number of people beginning to think seriously about divorce picks up. The number of divorce filings actually peaks in March.

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