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What is unenforceable in terms of prenuptial agreements?

Many spouses have the idea that they can put anything inside a prenuptial agreement and -- if the other spouse signs the document -- it will be legally binding. Even though some couples agree to include questionable clauses in their prenups, these clauses may not be enforceable in a Maryland family law court. They could even result in the invalidation of the entire prenuptial agreement. As such, it's important that spouses understand the limits of these agreements before signing them.

Are you tending to your emotional needs during your divorce?

Divorce is not an easy process emotionally, and trying to navigate the complexity of your legal proceedings can even take its toll on you physically. It's therefore important for anyone going through a divorce to pay attention to their emotional needs.

Will my ex take the Volvo or the Porsche?

When it comes to divvying up possessions, assets, investments and money in a divorce, spouses generally have a lot of questions to ask their attorneys. Most want to know how much they're going to be able to keep and how much they're going to be able to give up. Some are interested in learning as much as they can about their legal rights so they can arrive at the fairest possible divorce settlement, while others want to try and keep as much of the marital estate as possible.

Can you take the 'high road' in your divorce process?

There's one thing you can do to make your divorce process exponentially more peaceful. If you're not already doing it, you might want to sit down, get real with yourself and give the following a try: Have compassion for your soon-to-be ex. This may be a lot easier said than done, especially if your spouse is being difficult, saying hurtful things to you or coming at you with aggressive legal tactics. However, if you can -- at the very least -- avoid engaging in 'mudslinging' regardless of the behavior of your spouse, it will help you in your divorce.

When you can’t be “yourself” around your spouse anymore

Do you feel like you can't be "yourself" around your spouse? Maybe you feel like you're always on guard and if you reveal how you actually feel about something, you'll get hit with a demeaning comment about why you're wrong. Subtle abuse from a spouse like this can cause you to regret it every time you reveal your desires and feelings.

Can you see the wisdom of signing a prenuptial agreement?

You are about to get married. You're about to share everything in life with your partner, including your future children and your finances – and you're about to make a lifelong commitment to the person you love. While this is all true, it's also true that your marriage – like many love unions – could fail to endure. We are all taking a risk when we say "I do," and the willingness to take that risk in the name of love is beautiful. However, you might still want to cover your legal bases with a prenuptial agreement.

Advice to prevent a post-divorce financial meltdown

The divorce process is meant to treat both spouses fairly. However, many people come out of divorce financially ruined. Women, it seems, are especially at risk of suffering a post-divorce financial meltdown. To prevent such an end result in your case, be sure to review the following pieces of advice which will help you manage the financial aspects of your divorce more successfully.

2 questions to ask when you're deciding to divorce

When you're not sure about whether to pull the trigger on your divorce process, the process of deciding can be nerve-wracking. One day you're absolutely certain that you want to leave, and the next day, you start to feel sentimental and you can't bear the idea of ending your marriage. These thoughts are normal, and eventually, you will know what's right for you to do. In the meantime, you can ask yourself the following questions to help you weigh the decision in your heart and mind.

3 concerns that every divorcing spouse will have

If you are considering divorce, you will have a lot of questions, emotions and insecurities swirling through your head and heart. In order to help you navigate all the concerns that are likely to come forward, we've identified three questions that every divorcing spouse should try to answer:

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