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4 reasons to have a prenuptial agreement

Everything may seem perfect with your relationship when you are thinking of tying the knot. The idea that you may have a fallout one day may not once cross your mind, and a prenuptial agreement may be the last thing on your mind. However, it's better to be safe than...

Advice for the divorce conversation 

If you’ve decided that you want a divorce, you eventually have to have a divorce conversation with your spouse. This can be a very difficult talk, and it sets the stage for how the divorce will proceed, so it is very important. In order to help this go smoothly for...

Is your marriage really at an end?

Many people consider divorce at this time of year. Yet how can you tell if it is just the holiday stress you are dealing with or if things really have reached the end? Here are some ways you can help yourself to decide and then move forward if you are sure: Think back...

Does your estate plan need a DNR?

If you have a health crisis and you stop breathing, you believe that no more steps should be taken. You do not want the medical team to resuscitate you. Maybe you have religious reasons for thinking that this is a valuable position, or perhaps you just think that...

What are revocable and irrevocable trusts?

Creating a comprehensive estate plan enables you to provide instructions about who will get what when you pass away. You can do this through a will, but that has to go through the probate process. A better option for some people is to establish trusts, which don’t go...

How important is a power of attorney?

A power of attorney (POA) document enables you to designate someone that will act on your behalf in your absence, like when you are mentally or physically incapacitated. Such an eventuality may arise after a sudden illness or accident that leaves you unable to make...

3 tips to use when you talk to your kids about divorce

It doesn’t matter how old your children are; divorce can be a stressful and scary time for them.  It’s up to you to ensure you help them through this process, and part of that is telling them about the situation. Use these tips to help you talk to your children about...