Illinois Prenups: When Are They Unenforceable?

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Not all prenuptial agreements are created equal.  Sometimes, in the course of a divorce proceeding, the court will strike down a prenup and refuse to enforce it between the divorcing parties.  If you are working with an attorney to draft a strong prenuptial agreement between you and your betrothed, or if you have a prenup and are contemplating a divorce, …

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What Do Prenups Oftentimes Discuss?

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I note three key issues usually discussed in prenuptial agreements in this short video.  They are the identification of separate/ marital property, spousal maintenance and estate rights. Interested in a free 15 minute consultation on a nuptial agreement? Please contact cari@rinckerlaw.com or call (217) 531-2179.

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Illinois Prenups: What You Need to Know to Get Started

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Do I need a prenup before I get married? No one gets married with the intention of getting divorced, but it is always a good idea to protect your rights and your property in the event that life does not goes as planned, regardless of your financial circumstances. Divorce is inevitably complicated, contentious, and unpredictable.  In Illinois, the law requires …

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Four Reasons Why Farmers Should Have Prenuptial Agreements

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Hear me discuss in this short video why farmers (and those marrying them!) should have a prenuptial agreement.

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A Champaign Prenup Attorney Explains Why You Should Consider Getting a Prenup Before Marriage

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The months before your wedding are exciting. There’s so much to plan and anticipate, and if you’re wise, you’ll plan for your future well beyond the wedding date. One of the most critical things you can do to protect your future and that of your spouse is to consider a prenup before marriage. Schedule a consultation with a Champaign prenup …

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A Champaign Prenup Attorney Shares Some Situations When a Prenup is Useful

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Having a discussion with your future spouse regarding the topic of a prenup can be a difficult one to bring up, but it is essential to protect your future as well as the future children. A Champaign prenup attorney can guide you through the process if you have questions. The best time to explore a prenup is before marriage, so …

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Champaign Prenup Attorney Explains Why a Prenup is a Good Idea

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Are you thinking about getting married? If so, then it may be wise to broach the subject of a prenup with your intended. Too many couples make the mistake of overlooking this part of the process. This reluctance may arise from not wanting to bring up what can seem like a divisive topic. Other couples don’t consider it because they …

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It’s Prenup Season Folks for Summer Weddings- Here Are a Few Quick Tips to Keep in Mind

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This time of year is my favorite season — and sometimes I refer to it as Prenup Season. Why? Couples planning to tie the knot this spring or summer may be considering a prenup.  I also posted a quick video here on the topic. Here are three tips for the betrothed who want a prenuptial agreement: The sooner, the better. …

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Family Law Issues with Agriculture: Estate and Succession Planning

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It is uncommon for agriculture producers and business owners to consider estate planning and succession planning for their agriculture operation in the midst of a divorce; however, divorcing farm families should consider this while negotiating the division of marital assets. These assets may include the farm or ranch business and its assets. After all, divorce is one of the Big …

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Book Review: The Christian Prenuptial Agreement

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A Christian prenup. Isn’t that an oxymoron?  No, no, it’s not.  I recently read Patricia Hartman’s book “The Christian Prenuptial Agreement:  The Power of Marriage Unleashed” and she makes a solid argument why it’s not.  The author is not an attorney; instead, she is a CPA and approaches things from a financial perspective.  You can order the book on Amazon …

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Horses + Divorces, Grapes + Gripes, and Romantic Farmer Prenups

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I’m talking the intersect between family/matrimonial law and agriculture in Tiffany Dowell Lashmet’s podcast “Ag Law in the Field”.  I’m on Episode 4 and you can listen to the podcast interview here or download it via iTunes.  I talk about why I love prenups and Alternative Dispute Resolution with divorce, especially in the contest of agriculture. I also give some …

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Ask Cari: Questions on Divorce, Debt and Prenups

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Here are some recent answers from some questions I received on the Big D’s (Divorce, Debt, and Death): 1. What should people know when it comes to your spouse¹s debt when it comes to death or divorce? In most states, all debt obtained by either party after the date of the marriage is considered marital debt while debt incurred before …

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