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Is a prenup important even if you're in love and have no assets?

When many hear the word prenup, they often think that it's not intended for them. If you're young and haven't yet built up your savings, then you're likely to feel as if you don't have enough assets to protect. Other couples may feel that they're so much in love, nothing could ever tear them apart. Whether one or both of these describe your relationship, there may some worth in signing a prenup anyway.

3 things to consider for your gray divorce

No two divorces are the same. For example, a divorce between a young couple still in college is going to be much different between a retired couple in their sixties who own property in Naples. This is why there are unique things you should consider if you are headed for a gray divorce.

Does cheating impact who will be awarded custody of a child?

Years ago, a scorned spouse who was able amass evidence that his or her ex had cheated on him or her would gain an upper hand in divorce proceedings for doing so. Nowadays, no-fault divorce dominates. As a result, it's become a lot less relevant whether a spouse had an affair or not when settling a divorce. Some legal experts suggest that it may still play a role as to how a judge decides a child custody matter though.

Why is it essential to have a prenup if you're getting remarried?

When marrying couples think about prenups, they often discuss getting them as a way to protect themselves if they end up divorcing down the road. Many times couples don't think of them as useful if they predecease their second spouse and have kids from their first marriage. While a prenup doesn't replace a will, it can provide remarrying couples as a way to protect themselves in both an instance of divorce or death.

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