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By MICHAEL GISRIEL | September 11, 1994
Q: I'm getting married later this year. I am currently a single man who owns my own house. My new wife will move in with me after our marriage. Do you think I need a prenuptial agreement to protect me in case we eventually get divorced?Name withheld by requestA: A typical prenuptial agreement (known in Maryland as an Ante-Nuptial Agreement) usually details how assets will be divided in the event of a divorce, separation or sometimes even the death of a spouse.Often prenuptial agreements are used by individuals who are marrying someone with much less money or much more debt, or by people with children from a previous marriage for whom they must care for or support.
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By EILEEN AMBROSE | February 19, 2006
Put yourself in Anna Nicole Smith's stilettos. At 26, you marry a Texas oil tycoon more than 60 years your senior. He dies a short time later. A decade goes by, and you're still wrangling with your stepson over the multimillion-dollar estate, all the way to the Supreme Court this month. And you realize all this could have been avoided if you and your octogenarian fiance had only drawn up a prenuptial agreement. OK, maybe it's a stretch to imagine yourself in the former Playboy playmate's situation.
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By EILEEN AMBROSE | February 19, 2006
Put yourself in Anna Nicole Smith's stilettos. At 26, you marry a Texas oil tycoon more than 60 years your senior. He dies a short time later. A decade goes by, and you're still wrangling with your stepson over the multimillion-dollar estate, all the way to the Supreme Court this month. And you realize all this could have been avoided if you and your octogenarian fiance had only drawn up a prenuptial agreement. OK, maybe it's a stretch to imagine yourself in the former Playboy playmate's situation.
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By Stacy Carlson and Stacy Carlson,DOW JONES | December 5, 2004
NEW YORK - Like many young, unmarried women, Charlene Barr knew the value of a long-term real-estate investment. What she didn't anticipate when she decided to buy a home with her then-fiance, however, was that they would split up, and she would never reap the profits of her investment. In the end, not only did she lose at love, "I lost my biggest investment: the house itself," Barr said. With interest rates still low and home prices soaring, more and more couples are committing to home ownership before committing to marriage.
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By Stacy Carlson and Stacy Carlson,DOW JONES | December 5, 2004
NEW YORK - Like many young, unmarried women, Charlene Barr knew the value of a long-term real-estate investment. What she didn't anticipate when she decided to buy a home with her then-fiance, however, was that they would split up, and she would never reap the profits of her investment. In the end, not only did she lose at love, "I lost my biggest investment: the house itself," Barr said. With interest rates still low and home prices soaring, more and more couples are committing to home ownership before committing to marriage.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | October 3, 1999
Pop singer Michael Jackson's and his new fiancee's is the latest grist for the tabloids. Donald Trump and Marla Maples' pre-wedding deal, of course, was the stuff that kept Manhattan gossip fires burning. And the details of Oklahoma couple Rex and Teresa LeGalley, in which stipulations such as what brand of car fuel they were allowed to buy, were so bizarre as to make even hardened lawyers wonder how far the marriage vows could be stretched.The question, then, is do you need a prenuptial agreement?
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 19, 2001
Hall of Famer Jim Palmer was found in contempt of court and ordered to pay $13,500 in legal fees yesterday for failing to live up to the terms of his divorce in May. Baltimore Circuit Judge James T. Smith, Jr. cited Palmer for contempt for failing to transfer $175,000 from his pension fund to his ex-wife, Joan H. Palmer. Smith also ordered Palmer, a former Oriole pitcher, to pay Joan Palmer's legal fees within 30 days. The couple were divorced in May after a 10-year marriage. Under terms of a settlement agreement reached in May, the couple's condominium in Juno Beach, Fla., and their house in the Brooklandville section of Baltimore County will be put up for sale.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 19, 2001
Hall of Famer Jim Palmer was found in contempt of court and ordered to pay $13,500 in legal fees yesterday for failing to live up to the terms of his divorce in May. Baltimore Circuit Judge James T. Smith, Jr. cited Palmer for contempt for failing to transfer $175,000 from his pension fund to his ex-wife, Joan H. Palmer. Smith also ordered the former Orioles pitcher to pay Joan Palmer's legal fees within 30 days. The couple were divorced in May after a 10-year marriage. Under terms of a settlement reached in May, the couple's condominium in Juno Beach, Fla., and their house in the Brooklandville section of Baltimore County will be put up for sale.
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By Jeff Brown and Jeff Brown,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | June 22, 2003
In one of my favorite Seinfeld episodes, George tried to weasel out of his wedding to Susan by following Kramer's advice to demand a prenuptial agreement. Susan would be so offended, she'd dump George on the spot, Kramer promised. It didn't work. Noting that George had "nothing" in the financial area, Susan simply laughed and said sure, write it up, she'd sign. In lots of cases, Kramer's strategy would have worked fine. The whole idea of talking about money before marriage is so unromantic.
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By SUSAN DEITZ and SUSAN DEITZ,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | September 5, 1993
Q: I am dating an attractive, intelligent woman for whom I care deeply. Her ex-husband is an unemployed alcoholic who abused her emotionally during the marriage, and they had a child together.The other day I went to her office to take her out to lunch, and she was on the phone with him. She said that after he told her to buy their son shoes at a certain store (no, he doesn't keep up on child support) he was making hints about their getting back together. She was in a fog for half an hour, thinking about the call.
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By Jeff Brown and Jeff Brown,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | June 22, 2003
In one of my favorite Seinfeld episodes, George tried to weasel out of his wedding to Susan by following Kramer's advice to demand a prenuptial agreement. Susan would be so offended, she'd dump George on the spot, Kramer promised. It didn't work. Noting that George had "nothing" in the financial area, Susan simply laughed and said sure, write it up, she'd sign. In lots of cases, Kramer's strategy would have worked fine. The whole idea of talking about money before marriage is so unromantic.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 19, 2001
Hall of Famer Jim Palmer was found in contempt of court and ordered to pay $13,500 in legal fees yesterday for failing to live up to the terms of his divorce in May. Baltimore Circuit Judge James T. Smith, Jr. cited Palmer for contempt for failing to transfer $175,000 from his pension fund to his ex-wife, Joan H. Palmer. Smith also ordered the former Orioles pitcher to pay Joan Palmer's legal fees within 30 days. The couple were divorced in May after a 10-year marriage. Under terms of a settlement reached in May, the couple's condominium in Juno Beach, Fla., and their house in the Brooklandville section of Baltimore County will be put up for sale.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 19, 2001
Hall of Famer Jim Palmer was found in contempt of court and ordered to pay $13,500 in legal fees yesterday for failing to live up to the terms of his divorce in May. Baltimore Circuit Judge James T. Smith, Jr. cited Palmer for contempt for failing to transfer $175,000 from his pension fund to his ex-wife, Joan H. Palmer. Smith also ordered Palmer, a former Oriole pitcher, to pay Joan Palmer's legal fees within 30 days. The couple were divorced in May after a 10-year marriage. Under terms of a settlement agreement reached in May, the couple's condominium in Juno Beach, Fla., and their house in the Brooklandville section of Baltimore County will be put up for sale.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | October 3, 1999
Pop singer Michael Jackson's and his new fiancee's is the latest grist for the tabloids. Donald Trump and Marla Maples' pre-wedding deal, of course, was the stuff that kept Manhattan gossip fires burning. And the details of Oklahoma couple Rex and Teresa LeGalley, in which stipulations such as what brand of car fuel they were allowed to buy, were so bizarre as to make even hardened lawyers wonder how far the marriage vows could be stretched.The question, then, is do you need a prenuptial agreement?
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By ANDREW LECKEY | June 30, 1995
It's my money. Keep your hands off it.That's the harsh sentiment that many Americans still attach to prenuptial agreements, those emotionally charged contracts entered into by about one in every 20 couples who walk down the aisle.But times are changing.Prenuptial agreements aren't just for glitzy entertainers or millionaires anymore. They can actually help ease some of the financial tensions associated with marriage, no matter what the size of the bank accounts involved.It's a good idea to exchange personal financial statements anyway, since there should be no big surprises after the vows are taken.
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By MICHAEL GISRIEL | September 11, 1994
Q: I'm getting married later this year. I am currently a single man who owns my own house. My new wife will move in with me after our marriage. Do you think I need a prenuptial agreement to protect me in case we eventually get divorced?Name withheld by requestA: A typical prenuptial agreement (known in Maryland as an Ante-Nuptial Agreement) usually details how assets will be divided in the event of a divorce, separation or sometimes even the death of a spouse.Often prenuptial agreements are used by individuals who are marrying someone with much less money or much more debt, or by people with children from a previous marriage for whom they must care for or support.
BUSINESS
By ANDREW LECKEY | June 30, 1995
It's my money. Keep your hands off it.That's the harsh sentiment that many Americans still attach to prenuptial agreements, those emotionally charged contracts entered into by about one in every 20 couples who walk down the aisle.But times are changing.Prenuptial agreements aren't just for glitzy entertainers or millionaires anymore. They can actually help ease some of the financial tensions associated with marriage, no matter what the size of the bank accounts involved.It's a good idea to exchange personal financial statements anyway, since there should be no big surprises after the vows are taken.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Washington Bureau of The Sun | November 26, 1990
Washington They were in love, madly in love, when they met -- two teen-agers from a lower middle class suburb in Prince Georges County. By age 16, she was pregnant with a child no one wanted them to have.Six years later, after several break-ups and reconciliations, after he'd become famous and wealthy as a boxer and she'd dropped out of school to support her son, he asked her, on the eve of his first championship fight, to marry him.The public saw it as a storybook romance: ". . . the stuff of dreams, of fantasies little girls fall asleep with," a newspaper columnist wrote after their huge church wedding in 1980.
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By SUSAN DEITZ and SUSAN DEITZ,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | September 5, 1993
Q: I am dating an attractive, intelligent woman for whom I care deeply. Her ex-husband is an unemployed alcoholic who abused her emotionally during the marriage, and they had a child together.The other day I went to her office to take her out to lunch, and she was on the phone with him. She said that after he told her to buy their son shoes at a certain store (no, he doesn't keep up on child support) he was making hints about their getting back together. She was in a fog for half an hour, thinking about the call.
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