It is not uncommon for couple to live together prior to marriage, and it is becoming even more common for unmarried couples to purchase property together prior to marriage.  This arrangement is often referred to as “cohabitation.”  While cohabitation is becoming more common, it is important to note that unmarried couples do not have the…

Many people agree with the saying that dogs are man’s (and woman’s) best friend. Our pups become full-fledged members of our families, and may even be treated like our children. So, just like there is custody and mediation regarding children when a couple is going through a separation or divorce, there are also custody battles…

Prenuptial agreements are an important tool for individuals who are entering into a marriage and have assets they want to protect should the marriage end in divorce.  With many people entering into marriages later in life, they are oftentimes joining lives when one party, or both, have accumulated assets such as a home, retirement accounts…

Matt Ludt, owner and managing attorney of Atticus Family Law, is a family law attorney in the Twin Cities.  When I represent clients in prenuptial agreements, they oftentimes have the goal of preventing potential conflict and expense down the road if unexpected events occur.  As a divorce attorney, Matt Ludt sees firsthand the benefits that…

As part of my law practice, I work with clients in drafting and executing prenuptial agreements prior to marriage.  This is something I am particularly passionate about, largely due to what I have witnessed and experienced through the divorces of my parents, friends and family members, and my professional experience in helping clients with the…

After an engagement, the whirlwind of wedding planning starts.  Even planning for a small wedding comes with a lot of moving parts, not to mention considerable expense.  So when I suggest to newly engaged couples that they might want to do their estate planning while they are planning their wedding, they oftentimes find the idea…

Not many things have the ability ruin a romantic moment like the topic of prenuptial agreements – but it really shouldn’t be that way.  Prenuptial agreements have unfairly gained a bad reputation as a contract entered into by couples who plan on divorcing, or who are entering into a marriage that they are not confident…

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