Podcast two of joint representation offers four more tips for lawyers and the red flags to watch out for as they ensure both spouses are represented equally.
Estate planning often includes Family Law issues such as premarital agreements, divorce, and asset protection. ACTEC Fellows share their expertise on these topics.
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Tips for Joint Representation of Spouses: Engagement Letters (Pt. 1 of 2)
Four tips practitioners need to keep in mind when providing joint representation to spouses and where to find sample attorney engagement letters.
Civil Law Concepts in American Family and Inheritance Laws
A law professor shares ways civil and common law systems have influenced each other, particularly in matters relating to adoption, family and inheritance laws.
Unconscionability of Premarital Agreements – Pt 2 of 2
An estate lawyer explores case disputes of premarital agreements, aka post-nuptial agreements, based on unconscionability under the Uniform Premarital Act.
Unconscionability of Premarital Agreements – Pt 1 of 2
An estate lawyer explains the Uniform Premarital Act and the limitations of premarital agreements, aka post-nuptial agreements, based on unconscionability.
Mistakes Made in Premarital Agreements by Estate Planning and Family Law Lawyers
Estate planning and family law attorneys share what to be aware of and some pitfalls when drafting premarital agreements and prenups.
Adultery Penalties in Premarital Agreements
Does infidelity void a premarital agreement? A law professor discusses adultery provisions, infidelity clauses, and no-fault divorce as public policy.
Spousal Support Provisions in Premarital Agreements
An explanation and examples of spousal support in premarital agreements, especially helpful in states that litigate fault in divorce and tie it to alimony.
Economic Rights of Unmarried Cohabitants
Co-chair of the ULC’s Cohabitants Economic Remedies Act Committee explains the importance of having laws concerning the economic rights of unmarried cohabitants.
Joint Representations with Prenuptial Agreements
Does joint representation during a prenuptial agreement violate professional rules of conduct? Professor Carter reviews Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements.
How to Protect Inherited Assets from a Beneficiary’s Creditors in the Event of a Divorce
How to help clients structure trusts so that the inheritances to beneficiaries are protected in the event of a divorce.
ERISA, Qualified Plans and Divorce
An explanation of beneficiary designations and income tax consequences related to ERISA and qualified plans during divorce.
The Intersection of Positive Psychology in Estate Planning
ACTEC Fellows discuss the importance of creating positive experiences for beneficiaries in your estate plan.
Levitan v. Rosen Case
Are trusts considered marital property? A review of the Levitan v. Rosen and Pfannenstiehl v. Pfannenstiehl cases offer considerations when drafting of marital property provisions in trust documents.
Marriage, Divorce and Asset Protection
Tips to protect assets in prenuptial agreements, divorce agreements, and how to manage associated estate taxes.
Marrying into Elder Abuse
Elder abuse by marrying to obtain wealth is on the rise. Understand the inadequate and new laws surrounding the issue.
Effect of Recent Tax Reform Legislation on Divorce
Recent tax reform legislation makes divorce a more expensive proposition.
The Unintended Consequences for Dynasty Trusts When Adoptions are not Recognized
A discussion of the impact of unintended consequences of adoption language in multi-generational and dynasty trusts.