Prenuptial Agreements How to Write a Fair and Lasting Contract

ISBN-10: 1413316301

ISBN-13: 9781413316308

Edition: 4th 2012

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Write a prenuptial agreement and enter your marriage with eyes wide openMarriage is one of the few personal contracts in which your state dictates the terms -- unless you create your own customized premarital agreement.Combining Nolo's legal expertise and plain-English writing,Prenuptial Agreementsmakes a potentially touchy subject easy to deal with while explaining how to create a valid contract. This easy-to-read book covers:whether a prenup is right for your relationship. how to decide what a prenup should include. how to assemble a draft agreement. how to turn your draft into a contract. tips on negotiating and communicatingThe new edition ofPrenuptial Agreementsis completely revised and updated to reflect current state laws, plus worksheets and clauses for preparing an agreement that suits your unique needs.--All forms can be downloaded from
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 9/17/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

Your Prenup Companion
A Prenup Primer
Our Assumptions
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?
Prenups for Same-Sex Partners
The Current State of the Law
Some Relationships Are More Equal Than Others: Nonrecognition Under DOMA
Should You Make a Prenup or Preregistration Agreement?
Deciding on the Specifics-Special Considerations or Same-Sex Couples
Creating a Draft Agreement
Working Together: You, Your Partner, and Your Professional Advisers
Concluding Thoughts
Assembling Your Draft Agreement: The Basics
An Outline of Your Prenup
Working on Your Prenup
Choosing the Clauses for Your Prenup
Assembling the Pages of Your Draft
Sample Prenups
Additional Provisions for Your Prenup
Optional Paragraph 1: Estate Planning Matters
Optional Paragraph 2: Property Transfers or Purchases of Insurance Upon Marriage
Optional Paragraph 3: Provisions Applicable to Divorce
Optional Paragraph 4: Other Matters
Turning Your Draft Into a Binding Agreement
Planning Ahead
Finding Good Lawyers
Preparing the Formal Agreement
If Problems Arise
Preparing an Abstract of the Agreement
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 Interactive Forms
Editing Your Document
Printing Out the Document
Saving Your Document
Accessing the Summary of State Prenuptial Laws
List of Forms Available on the Nolo Website
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
Financial Disclosures (Mandatory for All Agreements)
Abstract of Prenup
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