Prenuptial Agreements How to Write a Fair and Lasting Contract

ISBN-10: 141330396X

ISBN-13: 9781413303964

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

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Prenuptial Agreements provides worksheets and clauses -- included as tear-outs and on CD-ROM -- for preparing an agreement. The 2nd edition, featuring an easier-to-use format, is completely updated to provide the latest state laws.
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 1/12/2006
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 320
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Shae Irving started at Nolo in 1994 as an author and editor specializing in estate planning and family law issues. She has helped create both books and software, including Prenuptial Agreements: How to Write a Fair and Lasting Contract, Living Wills and Powers of Attorney for California, and the bestselling Quicken WillMaker Plus estate planning software. Irving graduated from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley and briefly practiced law at a large San Francisco firm before joining Nolo's editorial staff.

Katherine E. Stoner is an attorney/mediator in private practice with the firm of Stoner, Welsh & Schmidt in Pacific Grove, California. In addition to mediation, her practice includes consulting attorney services for clients who are in mediation. Ms. Stoner is a Certified Family Law Specialist, who teaches community property at Monterey College of Law and is on the training staff of the Center for Mediation and Law in Mill Valley, California. She has lectured extensively on family law and mediation and has been interviewed by major media including NBC's Today Show.

How to Use This Book
How This Book Can Help You
Using This Book to Draft Your Own Prenup
Our Assumptions
Icons Used in This Book
A Prenup Primer
How Prenups Work
How to Make a Prenup
Is a Prenup Right for You?
What You Can Do With a Prenup
What You Can't Do With a Prenup
Will a Prenup Work for You?
Deciding on the Specifics
Evaluating Your Situation
Talking It Through
Will Your Prenup Pass the Fairness Test?
Understanding Your State's Law
Which Laws Apply to Your Prenup?
Preparing to Review the Law
An Overview of State Law
Researching State Law
Do You Still Want a Prenup?
Assembling Your Draft Agreement: The Basics
Outline of Your Prenup
Using a Computer vs. Working by Hand
Choosing the Clauses for Your Prenup
Assembling the Pages of Your Draft
Sample Prenups
Additional Provisions for Your Prenup
Estate Planning Matters
Property Transfers or Purchases of Insurance Upon Marriage
Provisions Applicable to Divorce
Other Matters
Turning Your Draft Into a Binding Agreement
Planning Ahead
Finding Good Lawyers
Preparing the Final Agreement
Preparing an Abstract of the Agreement
If Problems Arise
Signing the Agreement: Formalities and Fun
Working Together
Five Keys to Working Together Successfully
A Suggested Approach to Working Together
Communicating Effectively
Negotiating Lovingly
What to Do When Problems Arise
After You've Made a Prenup
Storing the Original Agreement and Copies
Recording an Abstract or Memorandum of the Agreement
Following Your Own Rules
Completing Your Estate Plan
Reviewing the Agreement
Changing Your Prenup: Postnuptial Agreements
Closing Thoughts
How to Use the CD-ROM
Installing the Form Files Onto Your Computer
Using the Word Processing Files to Create Documents
Files Provided on the Forms CD-ROM
Financial Inventory
Credit History and Spending Habits
Financial Outlook
Prenup Goals
The Basics of Our Prenup
Comparison of Prenup to Law
Clauses for Building Your Prenup
Your Prenup's Title (Mandatory for All Agreements)
The Ten Basic Paragraphs (Mandatory for All Agreements)
Optional Paragraphs (Insert After Paragraph 8, Above)
Financial Disclosures (Mandatory for All Agreements)
Abstract of Prenup
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