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Why Get a Prenup? Millennials and Marriage

Prenuptial agreements were rare a few decades ago. They were used mainly by rich people who did not want to lose everything in a divorce. That has changed in the past few years. Millennials are taking advantage of these handy agreements, regardless of their wealth or income. Prenuptial agreement use has increased fivefold in the […]

How to Get a Restraining Order in NY

If you have been threatened or harmed by a loved one, you may be living in fear. A cycle of abuse can get progressively worse, leading to serious physical harm. This can be a scary situation for a victim, and you may be worried about your future. Are there any protections available to you under […]

Child Custody Battle Tips

If you are going through a divorce and kids are involved, you may be going through a child custody battle with your ex-spouse. Your ex-wife may claim you are abusive and prohibit you from seeing the kids. Your ex-husband may try to take sole custody of the kids, even though you were the primary caregiver. […]

Richard Spencer Divorce: Domestic Violence in Marriage

A recent divorce is getting a lot of media attention as it highlights a white nationalist and his abusive marriage. White nationalist leader Richard Spencer is facing accusations of domestic violence amid a nasty divorce from his wife, Nina Koupriianova. Koupriianova is accusing Spencer of abusing her physically, verbally, and emotionally. She outlined everything in […]

Gray Divorce: Dealing with Divorce After 50

In the past, it was the younger couples who were more likely to divorce. Couples rushed to marry at young ages and later realized their mistake. Now that couples are waiting longer to get married, we do not see this trend as much anymore. The problem now lies on the opposite end of the age […]

What is Cohabitation?

With the divorce rate still hovering at around 50%, marriage comes with a lot of uncertainty. Even couples married for decades are divorcing at rates reaching all-time highs. A divorce is costly, time-consuming and stressful. Why not just live together with your partner, without getting married? Many couples are going this route nowadays. They are […]

What is Parental Alienation Syndrome?

Child custody battles can be downright nasty, especially if one parent is trying to gain sole custody of the children and the other parent is trying to gain custody, as well. Parents may engage in a variety of tactics to alienate the child from the other parent and gain the title of “favorite parent.” Some […]

Estate Planning With No Heirs

You have never been married. You are an only child and have no children of your own. Your parents are long gone and you have no other relatives. So, what happens to your estate when you die? Since you have no heirs, can you just skip the whole estate planning process entirely? Not exactly. If […]

What Happens When You Die Without a Will?

Aretha Franklin’s death was a shock to fans who enjoyed the Queen of Soul’s powerful music. What may be even more shocking was that she left behind a massive estate without a will. She reportedly was worth $80 million and had no will. Unfortunately, dying without a will is not an uncommon situation. Many people—even […]

Estate Planning Strategies for Expensive Hobbies and Collections

When many people think of their assets, they tend to include cars, homes, and money. Many people overlook collections of art, toys, sports cards, and furniture. These collections may seem like trivial hobbies to most people, but many collections have significant value attached to them. It is not uncommon for antiques and artwork to be […]