Category: Prenuptial Agreements

3 Tips for Preserving Your Premarital Assets

December 14, 2017 | Blog, Divorce, Estate Planning, Marital Property, Prenuptial Agreements

Icon for author Stephanie Jablon Stephanie Jablon

No bride or groom walks down the aisle thinking about the day of the divorce. Sadly, however, statistics from the National Center for Health and Statistics, which tracks national data for marriages and divorces, show marriage does not always get the fairy tale ending. As Pittsburgh asset protection attorneys and prenuptial lawyers working with couples through divorce and estate planning we have an intricate understand of how advance planning may […]

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Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

Quite often, soon-to-be-married individuals casually address lawyer friends at social events and cocktail parties wondering this very question. They are in love; they almost don’t want to think about it, but the nagging question makes them wonder — and with good reason. The answer — it depends. Here are five circumstances our Pittsburgh asset protection attorneys have found where a prenuptial agreement may be right for you: If you already […]

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Who Benefits from a Prenuptial Agreement?

July 29, 2016 | Blog, Prenuptial Agreements

Icon for author David Pollock David Pollock

The Pennsylvania Department of Health provides that in 2015, there were 72,774 marriages statewide.  During that same year, there were 33,600 divorces and annulments.  These statistics suggest that many, if not thousands, of Pittsburgh residents would have benefited from a prenuptial agreement clarifying the spouses’ financial responsibilities. Spouses Who Should Consider Premarital Agreements Who benefits from having a Pennsylvania prenuptial agreement?  Many people think that only billionaires have a financial […]

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Statutory Share for Surviving Second Wife Trumps Intervivos Trust Formed before Marriage

January 14, 2016 | Blog, Court Decisions, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements

Icon for author Brian Vertz Brian Vertz

The Superior Court addressed a novel question in Trust under Deed of David P. Kulig, 2015 PA Super 271 (December 24, 2015), a dispute between the second wife of a decedent and the children of his first wife. The decedent David Kulig formed a revocable trust while married to his first wife Joanne, providing that his children would receive the principal balance of the trust upon his death if Joanne […]

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