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:
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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About the Author
Ann-Margaret Carrozza is a practicing wealth and estate-planning attorney. She served as a New York State assemblywoman for fourteen years and is an executive member of the NYS Bar Association and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. 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
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