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Understanding how a prenuptial agreement could help you

A marriage between two loved ones is considered one of the most cherished moments in a person's life. The last thing a couple on the verge of marriage wants to talk or even consider is the possibility of a divorce. But in St. Charles and throughout the United States, a high percent of marriages do not last. With that in mind, it is important to understand, and at the very least consider, the potential benefits of forming a premarital agreement, often called a prenuptial agreement or prenup, prior to a marriage to protect each person's property in the event of a divorce.

Jon Gosselin seeks custody of one child

Many Americans are familiar with the once-popular "Jon and Kate Plus 8" reality television show that aired from 2007 to 2009 on The Learning Channel. The show followed Jon and Kate Gosselin as they raised sextuplets and twins in their home in Pennsylvania. Since their divorce in 2009, the financial downfall of Jon and continued television success of Kate has led to multiple issues between the ex-couple, often leading to tabloid headlines.

What can I expect during property division of a divorce?

Among the issues that must be discussed during the process of divorce, including possibly child custody, child support, and alimony, property division can be a very complicated and contentious issue to discuss and resolve among divorcing couples. Property division is even more complex if no prenuptial or postnuptial agreement was formed prior to the divorce.

Richard Gere divorce highlights the importance of prenups

Following a 12 year marriage, the divorce proceedings between actor Richard Gere and actress Carey Lowell have gotten ugly as the ex-couple try to split an estimated $100 million dollar fortune. Gere is best known for his work in "Pretty Woman" and "An Officer and a Gentleman". Lowell is best known as the Bond girl from the film "Licence to Kill". As a high profile couple involved in a high net worth divorce, it is important to recognize the benefits of creating a prenuptial agreement prior to marriage.

Joseph J. Porzenski
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