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Addressing your pets in your estate plan

Many Americans view pets as cherished members of their families. They provide them with love, care and attention throughout their lives, just as they would any other family member. Yet, many adults who care for pets in devoted ways don’t take time to consider what...

3 mistakes to avoid when drafting a prenup

A prenuptial (prenup) agreement allows soon-to-be-married couples to determine what will happen to their property should they get a divorce. Further, it encourages honest conversations about money from the word go and shields each party from the other's debts. Couples...

Why are prenups increasingly popular?

Not so very long ago prenuptial agreements were broadly frowned upon. The concern was that if a couple was drawing up a document that would safeguard each individual’s interests in the event of divorce, there must be some significant doubt on the part of one or both...

How is a 401(k) handled during a divorce?

People who have worked hard to build up a retirement account enjoy the security of knowing they’ll have it to enjoy life. A divorce is one situation that can impact the money in these accounts. Unless both parties have retirement accounts of similar value, an account...

3 tips for talking to your partner about a prenup

Partners entering marriage should discuss crucial subjects to avoid misunderstandings in the future. However, some conversations can be challenging to have. And one of them is prenuptial agreements. Many people think that talking about prenups feels like planning for...