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The Role of Post-Nuptial Agreements in Blended Families

By Nottage and Ward on December 24, 2023

In the complex dynamics involved in blended families, addressing the legal considerations is crucial in ensuring a harmonious and secure future for family members. One powerful tool that can aid in this process is a post-nuptial agreement.

Post-nuptial agreements serve as indispensable tools in addressing the nuanced challenges of blended families. By providing clarity, security, and a legal framework for potential conflicts, these agreements contribute to the long-term stability and well-being of all family members involved.

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Illinois Post-Nuptial Agreements

By Nottage and Ward on June 7, 2016

A post-nuptial agreement is similar to a prenuptial agreement. The basic difference between the two is that a post-nuptial agreement is created after the couple enters a civil union or marriage, rather than before. The most common purpose of a post-nuptial is to assign the division of assets should the couple decide to get a divorce or separate. The agreement can also be implemented in the event of a spouse’s death.

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How Post-Nuptial Agreements Can Resolve Marital Discord

By Nottage and Ward on October 19, 2011

There are many reasons why a marriage turns rocky, and, in these tough economic times, many miscommunications, disagreements, and resentments lie in financial insecurity. Financial problems, even potential financial problems or uncertainties, are a cause of emotional stress which can turn a good marriage into a barely functioning one with an ongoing “blame game.” According to The Huffington Post, the answer to resolving such issues may simply be a post-nuptial agreement.

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