McKinley Irvin Blogs from January 2011

  • Divorce and Bankruptcy

    Divorce and bankruptcy are two areas of the law that often overlap and affect each other in many ways. The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) of 2005 addresses some of the issues that arise when bankruptcy and divorce overlap. There are many considerations affecting whether and when to file for bankruptcy, and how bankruptcy will affect you. You should consult the laws of your state to determine how bankruptcy may affect your divorce (or how your divorce may affect your bankruptcy). You should ...
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  • Do I Need a Prenup?

    Do I Need a Prenup? The Facts about Prenuptial Agreements Nearly one-third of single adults say they would ask a significant other to sign a prenup. And yet, according to a 2010 study by Harris Interactive: Only 3% of people with a spouse or fiancé have a prenup. Only 3%? Well, that’s still up from the 1% with a prenup when Harris conducted a similar study in 2002. But considering the facts surrounding marriage, divorce, and prenuptial agreements, you would think the numbers would be higher still. Prenuptial agreements should be discussed ...
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