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Expenses may go up after divorce 

When people get divorced, their income will often go down. For example, maybe both people worked, so they got used to living on two incomes. Getting divorced means that each person has to shift and begin living off of simply one income, which may be half as much money...

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What is a postnuptial agreement?

Most people are familiar with the idea of a prenuptial agreement. They may even know someone who negotiated a prenup during their engagement to reduce the financial risk that comes with marriage. However, postnuptial agreements are less common. Many people are...

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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...

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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...

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