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Prenups for Lovers: A Romantic Guide to Prenuptial Agreements

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MOONLIGHT, ROSES, AND PRENUPS

After a twelve-year marriage and a seven-year divorce proceeding, I married a lifelong bachelor. How did we do it? Although the complete answer could be the subject of another book, a principal reason is our prenuptial agreement.

Since my prenup paved the way to a magical marriage, it obviously has a great deal of sentimental value to me. I have it placed in a Tiffany bowl in our living room along with my dried bouquet and other romantic reminders of our wedding.

The reason that our prenup catapulted our relationship into marriage is because it enabled us, admittedly each a bit marriage challenged, to confront our worst fears. Concerned that I might become a two-time loser in marriage, I didn't want to lose another seven years in a divorce proceeding. As for my husband, in the event that bachelorhood was his ultimate destiny, he wanted to avoid any unpleasant property disputes.

Perhaps the greatest value of our prenup, though, was in its successful negotiation to completion. The process promoted honesty and openness and strengthened the bond between us. There is an old bromide that money is the last thing that people talk about before marriage and the first thing they fight about after marriage. That didn't happen to us We had avoided our first fight.

We disclosed our assets and liabilities, expressed ourselves as to how these would be handled in various possible scenarios, and — what do you know? — We were still wild about each other. In fact, we felt closer than ever, because these practical, mundane issues were no longer ticking time bombs. Our relationship was grounded in reality, not illusion; we were marrying for love, not money. Our prenup swept aside the business part of our relationship, allowing us to enjoy the pleasures of our anticipated union.

From the vantage point of my own situation as well as my matrimonial practice, I have seen a prenup as a marriage enabler and a marriage enhancer. I have concluded that a prenup is for just about everyone. It should be standard issue for impending nuptials, along with the license and the ring, and part of the romance of courtship, like moonlight and roses.

A CRASH COURSE IN FAMILY LAW

Flashback to my divorce: Over the course of seven years, my ex-husband and I each were represented by serial lawyers. (Unfortunately, this is the norm in matrimonial cases, although Patricia Duff in her tiff with Revlon billionaire Ronald Perelman may have abused the privilege with her twenty-five teams of lawyers.)

During this protracted proceeding, I took a crash course in family law. My case introduced me to the gamut of family law issues-equitable distribution, pension split-ups, divorce taxes, child support and custody, etc. I knew I could do legal work as well as or better than the next lawyer, so I researched, studied, and investigated and emerged an expert in the field.

For my entire legal career of more than twenty years, I have had the privilege of practicing law with my partners at RubinBaum LLP in New York City. Our firm represents corporations, entrepreneurial enterprises, and individuals in a full-service general practice. At the time of my divorce, I specialized in employee benefits and executive compensation. Our firm had done prenuptial agreements, but generally referred matrimonial work to other lawyers. After my divorce, I convinced my par

Synopsis:

Explains the psychology and benefits of prenuptial agreements, including advice on wording, covering financial and nonmaterial assets, financial planning, and consulting an attorney, and provides sample contracts.

Synopsis:

MOONLIGHT, ROSES, AND PRENUPS

After a twelve-year marriage and a seven-year divorce proceeding, I married a lifelong bachelor. How did we do it? Although the complete answer could be the subject of another book, a principal reason is our prenuptial agreement.

Since my prenup paved the way to a magical marriage, it obviously has a great deal of sentimental value to me. I have it placed in a Tiffany bowl in our living room along with my dried bouquet and other romantic reminders of our wedding.

The reason that our prenup catapulted our relationship into marriage is because it enabled us, admittedly each a bit marriage challenged, to confront our worst fears. Concerned that I might become a two-time loser in marriage, I didn't want to lose another seven years in a divorce proceeding. As for my husband, in the event that bachelorhood was his ultimate destiny, he wanted to avoid any unpleasant property disputes.

Perhaps the greatest value of our prenup,

About the Author

Arlene G. Dubin is a partner at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, a national law firm with offices in 9 cities. She and her husband are happily married - with a prenup, of course.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375506628
Subtitle:
A Romantic Guide to Prenuptial Agreements
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Dubin, Arlene
Author:
Arlene G. Dubin
Author:
Dubin, Arlene G.
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Practical Guides
Subject:
Marriage counseling
Subject:
Antenuptial contracts
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Law-Practical Guides
Subject:
Family & Relationships-Marriage
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Marriage
Subject:
Law : Practical Guides
Subject:
Law : Family Law - Divorce & Separation
Subject:
Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice
Subject:
Antenuptial contracts -- United States.
Subject:
Law-Divorce and Child Custody
Subject:
Law-Legal Guides and Reference
Subject:
Self-Help/Relationships
Subject:
Law : General
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main_subject
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all_subjects
Publication Date:
20010206
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
244

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"Synopsis" by , Explains the psychology and benefits of prenuptial agreements, including advice on wording, covering financial and nonmaterial assets, financial planning, and consulting an attorney, and provides sample contracts.
"Synopsis" by , MOONLIGHT, ROSES, AND PRENUPS

After a twelve-year marriage and a seven-year divorce proceeding, I married a lifelong bachelor. How did we do it? Although the complete answer could be the subject of another book, a principal reason is our prenuptial agreement.

Since my prenup paved the way to a magical marriage, it obviously has a great deal of sentimental value to me. I have it placed in a Tiffany bowl in our living room along with my dried bouquet and other romantic reminders of our wedding.

The reason that our prenup catapulted our relationship into marriage is because it enabled us, admittedly each a bit marriage challenged, to confront our worst fears. Concerned that I might become a two-time loser in marriage, I didn't want to lose another seven years in a divorce proceeding. As for my husband, in the event that bachelorhood was his ultimate destiny, he wanted to avoid any unpleasant property disputes.

Perhaps the greatest value of our prenup,

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