What to Do Before "I Do": The Modern Couple's Guide to Marriage, Money and Prenups

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SphinxLegal, Nov 1, 2004 - Reference - 240 pages
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The cake has been chosen, the reception hall reserved, and all the attire ordered. Creating a marriage contract is probably the last thing on your mind. However, by working with your spouse-to-be to design your particular marriage contract, you control the relationship and direct your future.

What to Do Before "I Do" takes the potentially unromantic idea of a prenuptial agreement and makes you see its importance to your relationship. Proper planning will answer questions such as-
Will your child continue to be cared for in the manner you wish if you pass away?
Is your fiancÚ's debt your responsibility?
Can your wife claim your premarital property in a divorce?

People often enter marriage with only a vague understanding of their partner's financial status. Even if you decide against a prenuptial agreement, after reading this book, you will realize how important it is to go into a marriage with your eyes wide open.
 

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Contents

For RIcher For Poorer Debt and the Married Couple
1
For Better For Worse Till Divorce Do Us Part
13
Till Death Do Us Part Prenups and Estate Planning
55
Writing Your Own Vows The Prenuptial Agreement
69
Doing it Right Seven Rules for a RockSolid Prenup
91
Anatomy of a Prenup Topics to Consider
103
Putting It all Together A Sample Prenuptial Agreement
129
After the Honeymoon A Postcript about Postnups
169
Glossary
173
StatebyState Summary of Probate Laws
187
StatebyState Summary of Divorce Laws
199
Index
217
About the Author
223
Back Cover
227
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