Marriage and Prenups

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May 3, 2011

While there is a perception that prenuptial agreements are typically reserved for those who are remarrying and wealthy, there are a number of other situations in which the document can prove critical for married couples.

Prenuptial agreements are documents designed to detail which assets each person had prior to the marriage and what each person would be entitled to if the marriage ultimately came to an end.

"I see a prenuptial as the start of an ongoing conversation about money, finances and ultimately the values that you hold that get expressed financially," Vivia

Apr 25, 2011

With prenuptial agreements in the news seemingly everyday regarding celebrities and wealthy business owners, it is important for people across the country to understand the benefits of such a document.

According to a recent DailyFinance article, brides and grooms of all economic statuses should consider signing a prenuptial agreement in order to protect their assets in the unfortunate, unforeseen case of a divorce.

One of the first things couples planning on creating a prenuptial agreement should take into consideration is making the agreement well in advance of the wedding,

Apr 13, 2011

Kate Middleton, who is set to marry Prince William on April 29, reportedly will not be signing a prenuptial agreement prior to the ceremony, according to CBS News. 

Victoria Arbiter, a CBS News Royal Contributor, said recently that she "highly doubts" that there will actually be such an agreement between the two.

"Obviously, William has a vast wealth to protect, money in a trust from Diana and the queen mother, but he's intimated that divorce is not an option for him," Arbiter on "The Early Show." "He wants to avoid the pitfalls of

Apr 1, 2011

During a civil trial between former San Diego Padres outfielder Brian Giles and his ex-girlfriend, Cheri Olvera claims that Giles agreed to financially provide for her and her daughter, but the outfielder claims he never signed a prenuptial agreement.

NBC San Diego reports that Olvera is suing Giles for $10 million over allegations of physical abuse.

Mar 23, 2011

A couple that was once thought to be one of the richest in San Diego, California, reportedly did not sign a written prenuptial agreement and are now fighting over millions of dollars in assets, 10News.com reports.

According to the news provider, investor Charles Brandes is worth $1.5 billion while his ex-wife, Linda, is worth approximately $93 million.