Author Archives: Selena Walckner

In re Marriage of Burkle: California’s Presumption of Undue Influence

California provides for postnuptial agreements by a statute, section 721 of the California Family Code. The statute explains that spouses have a special relationship with each other that “imposes a duty of the highest good faith and fair dealing.” It … Continue reading

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Does Facebook Cause Divorce?

For the past year, the news reported that Facebook is dangerous for marriages. The statistic that 1-in-5 divorces are caused by Facebook circulated around the internet. However, The Wall Street Journal now reports the information is exaggerated, and the “1-in-5” … Continue reading

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Preparing for Parenthood

Becoming parents is one of the most emotional experiences a couple can share. Parents routinely express that it is one of the happiest moments in their lives. During pregnancy, a lot of time is spent taking care of things for … Continue reading

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Marital Mediation for Newlyweds: Creating a Solid Foundation

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Fair and Reasonable in Massachusetts Postnuptial Agreements

Until recently, there were two types of enforceable contracts used to define property rights upon divorce: prenuptial agreements and settlement agreements. Prenuptial agreements are executed before the parties marry, while settlement agreements are created when the parties have decided to … Continue reading

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