Welcome back to another episode of the Zen(ish) Mommy Podcast! While prenups are a common feature in rap music, in reality, they’re not just for the uber-rich, or the gold diggers among us. Today’s guest is here to set the record straight on what you need to know about prenups and postnups.
Today we welcome managing partner at Miller Ziederman LLP, Lisa Ziederman who is a matrimonial, family attorney and certified divorce financial analyst. With many awards behind her, from the American Institue of Family Law Attorneys, she is a founding member of the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators. As well as a member of the panel of Attorneys for Children, among other huge accolades within financial and marital law. Needless to say, she is well qualified to be speaking on today’s topic of prenups and post-nuptial.
Beginning research on prenups and postnups, someone may be wondering what specifically is covered. First, a determination needs to be made if something is considered separate property or marital property. Anything related to an unborn child cannot be included in a prenup.
Young couples often make a mistake by forgoing transparency and expectations around money. Lisa emphasizes on how important it is to categorize debt before the marriage, despite it potentially being an uncomfortable conversation. By having a plan in place, it allows you to take control and empower you financially within your marriage. There is simply no reason to be afraid to introduce a prenup, to negotiate them ahead of time, and revaluate in the form of a post-nuptial if needed. A prenup can benefit the partner who comes into the marriage with less. Lisa will elaborate more on this through our conversation.
Listeners will hear the potential outcome if they ignore what is stated in the prenup. Join us to hear a wealth of knowledge surrounding all things marriage. If you enjoyed today’s episode, be sure to listen to A Kinder, Gentler Divorce.
Lisa’s message to all married couples is to find a safe place to slow down with your spouse. Lisa finds time to slow down at her house in the country, take frequent vacations with her husband and dine out for occasions. Remember, it doesn’t have to be complex in order to connect with your spouse. You can access Lisa’s blog, Phycology Today through Liza Zeiderman on LinkedIn.