Q. Dear Abby: I have a dear friend who recently remarried. He has always said that what he and his late wife worked for should go to their children. However, I have just learned that his prenup wasnt signed until AFTER their marriage. Also, it was drawn up by an accountant, not a lawyer.
By JEANNE PHILLIPS
I always thought that a prenup was an agreement to specific conditions BEFORE a marriage. Am I right, and is a prenup valid if it is signed after the wedding? Curious in Kansas City
A. Dear Curious: A document like the one you have described is called a POSTnuptial agreement. It should have been drafted by your friends attorney, then reviewed by an attorney representing the wife to be sure she fully understood what she was signing. If she did not, then it may not be legal and enforceable.
Giving up on love
Q. Dear Abby: I have always been a hopeless romantic, but since the end of my eight-year relationship, my heart no longer feels the same. I feel as though love will never find me. I know people say when it happens you will know, but my question is: How do you really know? And how do you prepare your heart for love after a tragic loss? Trying to Go On
A. Dear Trying: The failure of a romance doesnt mean that love will never happen again. You will know you have found love when you meet someone who makes you feel strong instead of dependent, who appreciates you for the person you are and isnt threatened by your successes, who supports you when youre down, takes pride in your accomplishments and will hug you even after a difficult day. And it shouldnt take preparation, just putting yourself out there and a little good luck. © 2013 Universal Uclick 2/1
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