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Love & Money: Protecting Yourself from Angry Exes, Wacky Relatives, Con Artists, and Inner Demons

Love & Money: Protecting Yourself from Angry Exes, Wacky Relatives, Con Artists, and Inner Demons


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"I have often said that money problems are not solved with money. Ann-Margaret understands it is not what you make but what you keep that matters. You will read this once and refer to it for years to come." —Dr. Phil, from his foreword

It is no secret that we are living in an increasingly litigious society. What may come as a surprise, though, is that we are far more likely to be involved in a costly legal dispute with a former loved one than we are with a stranger. In Love and Money, Ann-Margaret Carrozza will help you to easily understand and implement essential legal strategies to prevent you from doing legal battle with someone you once shared Thanksgiving dinner (or a pillow) with.

Through an engaging narrative, including amusing cautionary tales, readers will learn how to utilize contracts to identify and avoid costly relationship landmines, reduce pet peeves, and create a joint mission statement, all the while ensuring that one's wealth and values are transmitted to future generations. Love and Money demystifies many legal structures, including:
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Postnuptial agreements
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Love contracts
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of attorney
  • Healthcare advance directives

After learning how to erect legal barriers against external wealth destroyers and evildoers, the focus of the book moves to internal wealth destroyers. Readers will learn how to identify and combat internal wealth repellants such as low self-esteem, fear, and stress. Becoming and remaining wealthy requires more than just money. This book provides a unique education about the interrelated nature of the internal and external laws of wealth and how to put them both to work for stronger relationships with one's finances and loved ones.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621535546
Publisher: Allworth
Publication date: 05/16/2017
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 744,534
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 - 10 Years

About the Author

Ann-Margaret Carrozza is a practicing wealth and estate-planning attorney who served as a New York State assemblywoman for fourteen years. She has the highest possible attorney rating and is regularly featured as an expert legal contributor on television shows such as ET, Extra, Inside Edition, Good Morning America, FoxBusiness, The Doctors, and Dr. Phil. She lives on Long Island, New York, with her husband, William Duke, MD, their sons, Billy and Danny, and furry family members, Lucky and Rocky.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword ix

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Prenuptial Agreements 1

Chapter 2 Postnuptial Agreements 15

Chapter 3 Cohabitation Agreements 27

Chapter 4 Protecting Fido and Fluffy 37

Chapter 5 Stale Documents Can Cost You 47

Chapter 6 Children and Money 61

Chapter 7 Toxic Agreements 81

Chapter 8 Trusts as Love Contracts 93

Chapter 9 Second-Marriage Planning 109

Chapter 10 The Internal Laws of Love and Money 117

Chapter 11 Eliminating Personal Roadblocks to Wealth 141

Chapter 12 The Love Contract in Action 157

Chapter 13 Love Contract with My Future Self 191

Chapter 14 The Love Contract with Future Generations 209

Epilogue 219

Index 221

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