Monday, February 21, 2011

What Are the Top 5 Traits On Your List?

I think most people can agree that the top 5 characteristics we should all be looking for in a partner are:

1. intelligent;
2. kind/thoughtful;
3. decent looking;
4. similar sex drive/interest;
5. fiscally responsible.

It seems like that should be so simple, yet it is so hard to find that perfect combination! Why is that????

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day & prenuptials

Today, many will decide to pop the question. I wish you all the best. The only thing I would like to add is that you include in your wedding plans the idea of a prenuptial agreement. If over 50% of all marriages will end in divorce, why wouldn't you take the time to try and minimize the damage in the event that things don't work out? A prenuptial agreement is like a seat belt-- you certainly don't get into a car thinking it will crash, but knowing that it is possible, you put the seat belt on to reduce the chances of severe injuries. Outlining in a simple agreement what you want to define as marital versus non-marital, and what you will do with respect to alimony, does not take too much time for a lawyer to draft, so the legal fees should not be significant. Meanwhile, the peace of mind is priceless.

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By Regina A. DeMeo, Esq.
Bethesda, MD