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The prenup primer, Part 4

Over the last week, we have talked about prenuptial agreements and the many aspects involved in them -- as well as the factors the spouses need to consider before signing one. Today, we conclude this four-part series by asking a simple question: is a prenuptial agreement right for you and your spouse?

The prenup primer, Part 3

It is easy to think that prenuptial agreements are solid as a rock once they are signed. Prenups have a reputation of being impenetrable to a legal challenge, but in reality that isn't the case at all. Just like in our last post where we talked about things that actually can't be included in your prenup (even though some people think the prenup is like a blank canvas where anything goes), prenups can actually be successfully challenged if the document is not compliant or if nefarious circumstances are involved.

The prenup primer, Part 2

In our last post, we talked about prenuptial agreements, gave a basic definition of prenups and explained why they can be beneficial to couples. But let's go a little further today as we talk about what the actual contents of a prenuptial agreement can be -- and what they can't be.

The prenup primer, Part 1

One of the most important questions you will have to answer before you get married is whether or not you and your spouse are signing a prenuptial agreement This may not seem like something that carries such significance, mainly because prenups have a negative stigma. They used to be considered taboo contracts, and many people were afraid to utilize prenups because the prevailing thought was that these contracts were "anti-love."

Children in court

Wearing blue robes, Judge Cynthia Dianne Steel sits in a big, leather chair. She's been a District Court Judge in the Family Division since 1997. Looking into the camera, the gray-haired judge speaks firmly and distinctly. When she talks about Nevada family law, people listen.

Some factors to consider with interstate custody cases

There are many couples that live in Las Vegas that have children. Some of these couples may have homes in different states, considering that Las Vegas is in close proximity to California, Arizona and Utah. Should one of these couples decide that it is time for a divorce, they will obviously have a lot of questions about how child custody will work -- especially given their residences in multiple states.

What does community property mean for a divorce?

In almost any divorce, property and money will be huge factors. It is simply inherent to the whole process. Some spouses will have their idea of how the property division process "should" go, and their soon-to-be-exes will probably have a conflicting view. However, there are overarching laws the preside over property division, even if in certain circumstances there may be some wiggle room.