Effectively Draft Prenuptial Agreements
Do you have the knowledge you need to draft an ironclad prenuptial agreement? Leave no stone unturned with this essential course that will walk through some of the most common and costly errors made in drafting these agreements. Arm yourself with the tools you need to develop a strong prenuptial agreement for your client - register today!
- Discover the significance of understanding your client's expectations to avoid costly drafting errors.
- Explore how the failure to address important information such as retirement benefits, investments and intellectual property can have a very unfavorable impact on your client.
- Examine how insufficient documentation in the prenuptial agreement can impact interpretation.
1:00 pm to 4:15 pm Eastern Standard Time
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Jersey M. Green
- Failure to Calibrate Client Expectations
- The Client in Denial
- Romance Versus the Prenuptial Agreement
- "My Parents Won't Bless the Marriage Without a Prenuptial Agreement"
- "My Financial Affairs Aren't Her Business - That's Why I Want a Prenuptial Agreement"
- "If You Tell Him He Should Get a Lawyer, Then We'll Never Get This Done"
- "She Doesn't Care and Will Sign Whatever I Put in Front of Her"
- "We Just Need a Standard Form"
- "The Mail Order Bride"
- "The Wedding is Next Weekend"
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm, Jersey M. Green
- Top Drafting and Execution Errors Made in Prenuptial Agreements
- Failure to Consider Applicable Statutory and Decisional Law
- Uniform Dissolution of Marriage Act
- Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act
- Failure to Anticipate Litigation Scenarios
- Inadequate Financial Disclosures
- Failure to Provide Sufficient Opportunity and Resources to Obtain Independent Professional Advice and for Investigation
- Failure to Properly Address all Interests
- Failure to Properly Address Retirement Benefits and Investments
- Failure to Properly Address Trusts and Economic Circumstance Issues
- Failure to Properly Address Intellectual Property
- Failure to Properly Address Future Educational Attainments
- Failure to Properly Address Income Considerations
- Failure to Properly Address Estate Planning Considerations
- Failure to Include Definitions
- Failure to Draft in Anticipation of How the Couple Will Likely Live Out Their Marriage
- Failure to Engage Other Appropriate Professionals or Technicians at the Drafting Stage
- Failure to Provide a Choice of Law Provision
- Failure to Have a "Closing"
- Failure to Effectively Manifest Acknowledgments
- Inadequate Documentation
- Insufficient Archiving/Disclaimers
This course is designed for attorneys. Paralegals may also benefit from attending.