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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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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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The Seifert Case: When Prenuptial Agreements Are Not the Only Factor in Determining Alimony

By Patrick L. Looper |

Even though prenuptial agreements sometimes involve one spouse waiving the right to alimony, that is not their main purpose.  At their core, prenuptial agreements identify assets that do not become marital property.  When a couple divorces after a long marriage, one spouse might still be required to pay alimony, even if there is a… Read More »

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Protect Your Beloved Pets with Prenuptial Agreements

By Patrick L. Looper |

One day, Alice is walking her dog, when she meets a handsome man named Bob, and they strike up a conversation.  A year later, Alice and Bob get married, and they move into a new house with a big yard where the dog can run around and play fetch.  Two years later, they get… Read More »

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The Grubb Case: What Is Fair and Acceptable in Tennessee Prenuptial Agreements?

By Patrick L. Looper |

Although prenuptial agreements are becoming more popular, they are not for everyone.  They are only appropriate for couples who have reason to want to avoid mingling their financial assets and liabilities.  Many people who sign prenuptial agreements are partners in a business, such that dividing their share of the business in a divorce would… Read More »

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