It often takes a failed marriage or two before someone is convinced of the value of a pre-nup. A pre-nup before the second or third marriage, while much more common than a first-marriage pre-nup, is something akin to locking the barn door after one of the horses has escaped.
We have a page on this site which discusses pre-nups in detail, which shows that under Nevada law, a pre-nup can deal with almost any issue that is likely to come up in the marriage.
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Perpetuity Per‘pe*tuȷi*ty, n. [L. perpetuitas: cf. F. perp[‘e]tuit[‘e].] 1. The quality or state of being perpetual; as, the perpetuity of laws.
And yet we should, for perpetuity, go hence in debt. Shakespeare.
Most states have a rule against perpetuities, designed, basically, to keep folks from ruling from the grave.
No interest is good unless it must vest, if at all, not later than twenty-one years after some life in being at the creation of the interest.
is how John Chipman Gray, formulated it in 1886.
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On the theory that most who occasionally glance at this blog are human, we here at White Law Chartered occasionally get a little off-track. Today is such a day.
We constantly hear that we must do this or that, or eat this or that, to survive. But is survival what its all about? Isn’t quality of life in there somewhere? Unlike the U.S, the Nevada constitution guarantees us the right to pursue happiness along the way. Are these words meaningless trivia? You would think so as our governments rush headlong to keep us alive. Helmet laws, seat belt laws, drinking laws, smoking laws may keep us healthy, but is longevity what life is all about? Isn’t freedom in there somewhere?
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It appears, then, that the Eatanswill people, like the people of many other small towns, considered themselves of the utmost and most mighty importance, and that every man in Eatanswill, conscious of the weight that attached to his example, felt himself bound to unite, heart and soul, with one of the two great parties that divided the town–the Blues and the Buffs. Now the Blues lost no opportunity of opposing the Buffs, and the Buffs lost no opportunity of opposing the Blues; and the consequence was, that whenever the Buffs and Blues met together at public meeting, town-hall, fair, or market, disputes and high words arose between them. With these dissensions it is almost superfluous to say that everything in Eatanswill was made a party question. If the Buffs proposed to new skylight the market-place, the Blues got up public meetings, and denounced the proceeding; if the Blues proposed the erection of an additional pump in the High Street, the Buffs rose as one man and stood aghast at the enormity. There were Blue shops and Buff shops, Blue inns and Buff inns–there was a Blue aisle and a Buff aisle in the very church itself.