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Prenuptial Agreements and Estate Planning

INSIGHTS | By: | October 16, 2019

A prenuptial agreement can conjure in people the thought of a wealthy person marrying a not so wealthy person, or celebrities marrying each other, or an older spouse marrying a younger spouse. Some people have a pessimistic outlook on prenuptial agreements, and see...

The Effect of Divorce on Your Estate Plan

INSIGHTS | By: | January 25, 2019

The ensuing months after the holiday season usually see an uptick in divorce filings. Some matrimonial practitioners even refer to the first Monday after New Year’s Day as “Divorce Monday.” Of course, many people chalk up this rise in divorce filings to the stress of...

Kramer vs. Kramer, Part 2 (the fight over the family pet)

INSIGHTS | By: | March 15, 2017

In the movie Kramer vs. Kramer, Ted and Joanna Kramer call it quits after many years of marriage prompting a heated custody battle over Billy, the couple’s five year-old son. However, what if instead of being their son, Billy was, in fact, the Kramers’ pet dog or cat?...

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act

NEWS | July 1, 2013

This past Wednesday, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act (the “Act”). In a 5-4 decision, the Justices voted to hold Section 3 of the Act unconstitutional. Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act excluded...