“Thought for the Day” #811 – by Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M.

September 27, 2016

Like marital control and remarriage issues in estate planning, discussions about pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements can be challenging. However, this need not be. Where open hearts and minds are present, along with cooperative, competent, independent legal counsel on each side, a happy and satisfying result can be achieved for both parties. There is nothing to fear except a conscious or inadvertent disregard for mutual respect and independent counsel for each fiancé or spouse, as the case may be, as such marital agreements represent a significant line of defense for asset protection.