From The Desk of LAW | Prenuptial Agreements 101

Written by it's over easy Founder & Family Law Attorney Laura Wasser

While it might seem odd to have an article about prenuptial agreements (PNA’s) on a website where we focus on divorce mediation, but the fact is that nothing could be more appropriate. The principles behind a PNA are the same that I counsel our clients to adhere to in their dissolution process. They are also the very principles which could save your marriage; clear and considerate communication. So many couples rush to the alter without even knowing that they are entering into a legal contract governed by the state in...


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Divorce Online 101 - Listing Your Assets & Debts

We get it: Putting a monetary value on your life sucks, but it’s a necessary part of divorce online, and divorce in general. With that said, it doesn't have to be as painful as pulling teeth. In fact, when you and your spouse work together on your uncontested divorce online via the data-entry tools on It's Over Easy, you spend less time worrying about what items need to be reported and more time communicating about things that really matter to you.


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Getting a Prenup? Don't Forget to Protect Your Points

You never know where life is going to take you, and that's one reason more and more couples are getting prenuptial agreements before getting married. While a prenup can be an extremely helpful document if the worst happens and it does come down to splitting your assets, it is also a very narrow document. Basically, it can only cover what's in it. This is why it's important to remember to protect often-forgotten assets like credit card points and airline miles. With the right protection in place early, an online divorce is often easier for everyone involved.


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Is Your Inheritance at Risk During Your Divorce?

Assets or items you inherited directly, whether before or during your marriage, are generally considered separate property by the courts. That means you are considered the sole owner, and the assets aren't in danger during your divorce. Probably. It depends — and that's the problem many individuals face when they decide on divorce. Whether you're going a traditional route or opting for the ease of online divorce tools, understanding where your inheritance falls and how to protect it is important.


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Common-Law Property Versus Community Property

Whether you're trying for an amicable divorce and handling the process with online templates or you're expecting a fight from your spouse in court, it's important to have a good understanding of marital property and what things are really yours. Many people who go through the divorce process are surprised to find that the things they believed were theirs alone were considered joint property — and an equal number are unpleasantly surprised to find out that what they thought were joint assets really belonged solely to the other person.


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