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When you sign up for a life insurance policy or a retirement account, you name a beneficiary to receive the proceeds of the policy when the policyholder dies. But what happens if you forget to change your beneficiary as your life changes? You might be surprised by the answer. more...

- - Estate Planning Basics

Although many unused frozen embryos left over from IVF treatments are destroyed, some are being put up for adoption, so to speak, for couples who desire to go through a pregnancy and birth on their way to parenthood. Is this even legal? more...

- - Adoption

One of the most hotly contested issues in divorce proceedings is the division of property and assets, but few couples consider what will happen to their debt if they decide to go separate ways. Debt division is extremely important, though, since outstanding bills must be factored into any determination of a couple’s net worth.  more...

- - Divorce

A recent study concluded that while the vast majority of married couples who separate will eventually divorce (within three years), approximately 15% remain separated indefinitely, even past the 10-year mark.

Why would a couple choose to do this? Or, to put it another way, are there actually advantages to long-term separation over divorce?

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- - Marriage & Domestic Partnership

Although prenuptial agreements (“prenups”) have been around in some form for thousands of years, dating back to ancient Egypt, the controversy surrounding them doesn’t seem to be ending any time soon. Some people simply can’t seem to get past the idea that a prenup is inherently unromantic.   more...

- - Prenuptials

What happens when a divorced parent fails to make court-ordered child support payments or to make them promptly? Court-ordered child support payments are among the more contested aspects of divorce proceedings. They can be difficult to comply with and even more difficult to collect, but there is hope for those who face the issue squarely.

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- - Divorce

Kim Kardashian had one. As did Tiger Woods. Donald Trump swears by it. But contrary to popular belief, prenups aren’t just for the rich and famous. Everyday folks are getting prenuptial agreements, not because they have riches, but because prenups can help reduce conflicts should a divorce happen. more...

- - Prenuptials

Divorce by nature is rarely easy. But when a fairly polite and civil uncontested divorce becomes contested, things can get exponentially worse. Here are some options to consider when the going gets tougher. more...

- - Divorce

Emotionally dissolving a relationship is never easy and having to jump through the legal hoops to do so doesn’t make it any easier. However, there is one kind of divorce—an uncontested divorce—that can make the process quicker and smoother. If you’re faced with a change in your marital status, you may want to consider this option. Here are five points to consider to help you determine if an uncontested divorce is right for you. more...

- - Divorce

With the constant stream of celebrity news, it’s hard not to be aware of some of the property issues that arise when the super rich divorce. But some property issues are relevant in all divorces, regardless of the net worth of the individuals involved. more...

- - Prenuptials