Prenuptial Agreements: How to Write a Fair & Lasting Contract

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Write a prenuptial agreement and enter your marriage with eyes wide open.
 
Marriage is one of the few personal contracts in which your state dictates the terms — unless you create your own customized premarital agreement.
 
Combining Nolo's legal expertise and plain-English writing, Prenuptial ...

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Overview

Write a prenuptial agreement and enter your marriage with eyes wide open.
 
Marriage is one of the few personal contracts in which your state dictates the terms — unless you create your own customized premarital agreement.
 
Combining Nolo's legal expertise and plain-English writing, Prenuptial Agreements makes a potentially touchy subject easy to deal with while explaining how to create a valid contract. This easy-to-read book covers:

. whether a prenup is right for your relationship
. how to decide what a prenup should include
. how to assemble a draft agreement
. how to turn your draft into a contract
. tips on negotiating and communicating
 
The new edition of Prenuptial Agreements is completely revised and updated to reflect current state laws, plus worksheets and clauses for preparing an agreement that suits your unique needs. Download forms for book on nolo.com

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"An excellent gift for any starry-eyed couple, this guide approached the contract of marriage clearly and thoroughly" . Reference & Research Book News 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413316308
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 9/28/2012
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 604,951
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Katherine E. Stoner is an attorney/mediator in private practice with the firm of Stoner, Welsh & Schmidt in Pacific Grove, California. In addition to mediation, her practice includes consulting attorney services for clients who are in mediation. Ms. Stoner is a Certified Family Law Specialist, who teaches community property at Monterey College of Law and is on the training staff of the Center for Mediation and Law in Mill Valley, California. She has lectured extensively on family law and mediation and has been interviewed by major media including NBC's Today Show.

Shae Irving has helped create both books and software, including Living Wills and Powers of Attorney for California, and the bestselling Quicken WillMaker Plus estate planning software. Irving graduated from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley and briefly practiced law at a large San Francisco firm before joining Nolo's editorial staff.

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Table of Contents

Your Prenup Companion
1.      A Prenup Primer
2.      Is a Prenup Right for You?
3.      Deciding on the Specifics
4.      Understanding Your State’s Law
5.      Assembling Your Draft Agreement: The Basics
6.      Additional Provisions for Your Prenup
7.      Turning Your Draft Into a Binding Agreement     
8.      Working Together
9.      After You’ve Made a Prenup
Appendixes
A How to Use the Forms     
B Worksheets           
C Clauses for Building Your Prenup          
Index

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