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December 2017 Archives

How and why a prenup can be invalidated

There are plenty of practical reasons to have a prenuptial agreement, and the contract can go a long way towards providing a soon-to-be-married couple with legal security about their property, assets, and other valuables in case of a divorce or other unforeseen circumstance. However, many people assume that a prenuptial agreement -- for all the good they can do -- are impregnable contracts that can't be legally challenged.

Sexual Harassment

metoo.jpgFor the past few months, allegations of sexual harassment and assault against profile celebrities and officials have dominated national headlines and social media. The ensuing #MeToo Twitter trend provided a platform for the world to speak out about sexual assault. Many of these sexual harassment and assault allegations occurred in a workplace setting where both men and women can be particularly vulnerable. 

Drug use down among teens, with one notable exception

marijuana.jpgThere is good news on the fight to reduce drug abuse in America. Even in the midst of an opioid epidemic, the use of alcohol, heroin and cocaine is down among teenagers across the U.S. The one exception is marijuana, which has become less stigmatized in recent years and is, of course, now legal in a number of states.

Adopting abroad? Don't forget to re-adopt at home.

Adoption can be a lengthy, stressful and expensive process. It's a joyful occasion when, after months of hoping and worrying, you can finally hold your new baby in your arms. However, if you adopted in another country, there is an important final step you should consider taking once you've brought your child back to the United States. The process is known as "international re-adoption", which is a validation of your international adoption by the U.S. government.

Struggling financially this Christmas?

gifts under the tree.jpgThe end of year can be financially draining. Gifts, dinners and traveling can all increase expenses. For people who are already in significant debt, this can add a great deal of additional stress. Bankruptcy provides a way out from unmanageable debt. While bankruptcy filings in December are typically lower than at other times of the year, filings resume per usual in January. If you are struggling financially and considering bankruptcy, below are some tips for getting through the holiday season before getting a truly fresh start.

Your Last Will & Testament probably does NOT govern the distribution of all your assets

will.jpgMany people are under the false assumption that their Last Will & Testament dictates who receives ALL of their assets upon their passing. However, there are two different types of assets in your estate:

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