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Continuing the prenuptial agreement discussion, Pt. 2

In the last month, we have focused on prenuptial agreements and how they can impact a divorce. We want to finish that discussion today with a look at the provisions that can lead to a legal challenge against a prenuptial agreement leading to the contract being invalidated. This is a very important topic because many people may be under the impression that a prenuptial agreement can never be invalidated, or that the contract it is nearly impenetrable from a legal standpoint.
To the contrary, prenups can be challenged and they can be partially or wholly invalidated because of the provisions they contain. So what information or circumstances can lead to a successful challenge of a prenup? Consider the following:

Continuing the prenuptial agreement discussion

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote a post about prenuptial agreements and the term "premarital planning." In that post, we dispelled some of the myths about prenuptial agreements and how the preconceptions some people have about these contracts can actually prevent a couple from securing a vital legal component of their marriage.

On prenups and premarital planning

The phrase "prenuptial agreement" brings up immediate negative connotations in the minds of many people out there. The prenup definitely has a reputation, but sometimes reputations aren't fully deserved. In the case of the prenup, while it was branded as an "anti-love" contract that portended divorce more than it protected marriage, this couldn't be further from the truth.

How mediation and collaboration can help divorcing couples

As far as movie stereotypes go for divorce, the common trope is that both spouses are angry and upset to the point of farce. They can't agree on anything, and they vent their frustrations in court, embarrassing themselves and their family. Of course, this isn't typical of many divorces all across the country, but there are cases where the splitting spouses simply can't find common ground on certain issues, or there is too much emotional strife involved in the marriage to foster good-faith negotiations.

What effect does social media have on divorce?

Since the explosion of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, researchers are intensely interested in how these engaging tools affect the user in real life. One way that social media may directly affect the happiness of an individual is in his or her marriage. One study that specifically looked at Facebook interaction found that divorce rates rose anywhere from 2.18 percent to 4.32 percent in those who increased their annual Facebook interaction time by 20 percent. Does social media directly affect the divorce process, and if so, how?