Considering Drafting Your Own Prenup Without a Lawyer? Don’t!

Prenup: Considering drafting your own prenup with a lawyer?  Don’t.

Seriously, don’t!  In California, there are a litany of cases which hold prenups unenforceable.  In the latest decision by the First District, a man named Matthew Clarke drafted his own prenup, and it was thrown out.  Read the entire decision here – Clarke and Akel.

Matthew Clarke and Claudia Akel were set to marry on March 7, 2008.

On February 26,

Stormy Sues Trump to Void Non-Disclosure Agreement

Stormy Sues Trump

Porn Star Sues Trump Over Nondisclosure Agreement from Kelly Chang Rickert on Vimeo.

Stormy Daniels sues Donald Trump!  In yesterday’s breaking news, the media obtained a copy of the Complaint Stormy Daniels Filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC696568. (click to view)

The lawsuit seeks declaratory relief, specifically to VOID the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) of October 28,

Co-Parenting With Your Ex: It’s possible!

Co-parenting with your ex: it’s possible!

Raising children when you are together is tough as nails.  When divorced?  Almost impossible.  

Below, I share one successful co-parent’s story.

When my friend and family practice attorney, Kelly Chang Rickert, said “you should write an article on being a model co-parent!” I thought maybe she had gone mad.  I didn’t feel like a model coparent.  The mother of my child, Marissa (names have been changed),

Marriage Advice From Your Favorite Divorce Lawyer, Part 2

Disclaimers: At the time I wrote this, I had been a divorce lawyer for over 15 years, and married for 7 years.  You can see my original post here.

HAHAHAHA!!  I am reading that post now and rolling on the floor laughing.

In summary, I said:

  1.  After children, marriage metamorphosis must happen!  Focus on family first, and the marriage will follow.  Since my first marriage advice post, Scott and I have had 2 children. 

Marriage Advice From Your Favorite Divorce Lawyer, Part 1

Low Expectations Happy Marriage

Disclaimers: At the time I wrote this, I had been a divorce lawyer for over 8 years, and married only for less than 1 year.  You can read my original post here, on my other blog.

I am cracking up at how little I knew about marriage!!!!  haha.  In summary, I had said:

  1.  Before you marry, define marriage with each other.  What is marriage?  it’s FOREVER.  Not temporary, not “for now”, not “until he/she does something horrible”,