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What are the Phases for an Annuity? There are two possible phases for an annuity, one phase in which the customer deposits and accumulates money into an account (the deferral phase), and another … more
When I moved down to Florida, I was astonished about the number of older people there in their 80s and 90s. At one time it was unheard of to live that long but that is what is happening in … more
As we begin this New Year, 2022, I would again like to introduce myself and this series which will appear for the next 52 Fridays. I am a retired professor for the State University of New York (SUNY) … more
Time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, married and embarking on my new life with my mate, Anita, here in Monticello. … more
Tomorrow, children throughout our country will be getting many different kinds of gifts from parents, relatives and friends. Yet there are many youngsters who will not reap the benefits of these … more
1. Defining separate property - the property and assets you bring to a marriage are called separate property. As long as you keep your separate property separate from the property you and your spouse … more
The Law and Legal Recognition in New York State Under the Statute of Frauds, a prenuptial agreement is valid only if it is completed prior to marriage. After a couple is married, they may draw up … more
Cautions About Postnuptial Agreements Courts look with great scrutiny upon postnuptial agreements. Historically, postnuptial agreements have not been permitted. Originally, this was because a … more
During the past two months, we discussed the Prenuptial agreement, which was fully explained. However, there is an instrument, can be drawn up during a marriage known as the postnuptial … more
Wrapping Up On The Prenuptial Agreement Currently, prenuptial agreements are recognized, although they may not always be enforced. Both parties should have lawyers represent them to ensure that … more
Prenuptial agreements have often been represented as “weapons” that spouses use in a bitter divorce, pessimistic, “worst-case-scenarios” that seem to say that a marriage  … more
The Disadvantages of the Prenuptial Agreement Last week we discussed the advantages of the prenuptial agreement. Now, to look at the other side of the story and talk about some of the negatives … more
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