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Love is Love

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family.  In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”  Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority in the historic decision; “No longer may this liberty be denied.” Whereas New…

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How Shacking Up Leads to Divorce

In the modern day, many people entering new relationships fall into the trap of prematurely moving in together. Moving in with your significant other tends to be taken too lightly, and without considering the constraints it puts on your life. In her article, How Shacking Up Leads to Divorce, Naomi Schaefer Riley poses the key…

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Bling or Bust: New Study Correlates Engagement Ring Size to Divorce Rate

A study released earlier this week conducted at Emory University suggests that the larger the engagement ring, the higher the likelihood that the marriage will result in divorce. Out of the 3,151 Americans surveyed, researchers found that couples who spent between $2,000 and $4,000 on a ring were 1.3 times more likely to end their…

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Tying the Financial Knot

A marriage marks the beginning of two individuals sharing their lives together.  The newlywed period is a time for a lot of excitement and change.   During this period of time, it is important to sit down with your partner and have some important discussions.  Finances, while not a particularly exhilarating topic, is one that must…

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Break-ups: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Arguing in Court over an engagement ring must be the furthest thing from your mind when walking into a fancy jewelry store to pick out the perfect ring for your bride to be, sadly many relationships end before the bride can even walk down the aisle. So, what happens when an engaged couple finally decides,…

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Will You Marry Me…and Sign By the X?

The Wall Street Journal recently posted an article about the increasingly popular prenuptial agreement.  A prenuptial agreement is a written contract entered into before marriage, or during marriage in the case of a postnuptial agreement, that discusses what will happen to the couple’s assets should the marriage end in divorce or death. It is not…

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