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Monthly Archives: November 2019

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When in Debt, Sign a Prenup

By Patrick L. Looper |

I’m in debt.  You’re in debt.  Most Americans have huge amounts of debt.  Debt can be a sore spot in marriages; it is, in fact, one of the subjects about which people are the most likely to lie to their spouses.  The best defense against debt ruining your marriage could be, of all things,… Read More »

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Baby Nups: Myth or Reality?

By Patrick L. Looper |

Conflict over the time commitments, financial resources, and emotional labor involved in taking care of young children can lead to the breakdown of marriages.  Happily married couples often worry that, once the adorable new baby comes home, a loving, good-humored wife will turn into a controlling shrew or that a reliable, responsible husband will… Read More »

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Yes, You Can Go to Jail for Failure to Pay Child Support, but the Presumption of Innocence Applies

By Patrick L. Looper |

How ugly can battles over child support get?  Pretty ugly, in fact.  The cases where one spouse threatens to take the children and disappear are quite rare, but years-long court battles where ex-spouses accuse each other of being gold diggers or deadbeats are more common.  No one, least of all judges, wants to hear… Read More »

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What Does It Mean to Consent to a Prenuptial Agreement?

By Patrick L. Looper |

Tennessee law regards prenuptial agreements the same way that it regards any legal contract.  In other words, the agreement is only valid if both parties to the agreement understand and consent to all its provisions.  Because prenuptial agreements often involve one spouse waiving the right to financial support that they would otherwise receive in… Read More »

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