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What is an Annulment?

7 March, 2013 by Lawrence in annulment, marriage
Both an annulment and a divorce will end a marriage, but an annulment is retroactive, meaning it erases the marriage from its beginning almost as if the marriage had never existed at all.  This is appropriate if your marriage has some defect that caused it to be invalid on the day of your ... read more...

5 Reasons You Don’t Need a Prenuptial Agreement

I previously gave some reasons why engaged couples should consider a prenuptial agreement. Here, I'm going to share the most common reasons why people may choose not to have such an agreement. read more...

6 Reasons You Need a Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial agreements are no longer just for wealthy or famous people. Many modern marriages could benefit from planning ahead and if you are about to get married, you might be surprised what a well drafted agreement can do for you. read more...

Requirements for a Valid Marriage in Tennessee

10 May, 2012 by Lawrence in marriage
Tennessee has several requirements to form a valid marriage. read more...

Alabama Tries to Make it More Difficult to Get a Divorce

16 April, 2012 by Lawrence in Divorce, Staying married
A bill proposed by lawmakers in Alabama would create a “covenant marriage“, which would make obtaining a divorce more difficult for the couple. ┬áThe optional marriage would require the couple to attend marriage counseling before they get married, and they would also be required to ... read more...

Your Prenuptial Agreement is Junk! Part 2

Even if you have a perfectly good prenup that makes adequate provision for your spouse, leaves the custody decisions up to the court, and makes a perfectly sensible division of property, you can still screw it up. read more...

Your Prenuptial Agreement is Junk! Part 1

If you spend much time watching TV or follow the dramatic lives and divorces of celebrities, you've undoubtedly heard of prenuptial agreements (what some people call a "prenup") and the problems they can cause. read more...

Staying Married: Clarity of Communication

19 November, 2009 by Lawrence in Communication, Staying married
This is somewhat of a follow up to my post about one of my biggest fights with my wife. This will probably have an even more tenuous application to law, but go with me and let's see where we end up. read more...

The Gentile Art of Property Management Within Marriage

14 October, 2009 by Lawrence in Staying married
This is the story of one of the biggest fights my wife and I ever had. It was all about "abandoned property". We were at dinner one evening with a group of friends. I don't remember exactly why, but we were sitting in the bar section of a restaurant, and I remember watching sports on the ... read more...

Can Same-Sex Couples Get a Divorce in Tennessee?

29 September, 2009 by Lawrence in Divorce
A court in Indiana has refused to grant a divorce to a same-sex married couple. What would the result have been if they had lived in Tennessee? read more...