Kirk Stange, Esq. is a Founding Partner of Stange Law Firm, PC. He is licensed in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas (inactive) and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Mr. Stange received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine selected Mr. Stange to the list of Super Lawyers for Family Law in 2015. Previously, Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine selected Mr. Stange to the list of Rising Stars for Family Law in 2013 and 2014. Mr. Stange has also received numerous other awards from organizations such as the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, the American Society of Legal Advocates, The National Trial Lawyers, Lead Counsel, AVVO and The National Advocates. Mr. Stange is a frequent speaker on family law topics through the Missouri Bar and National Business Institute. In 2014, Mr. Stange presented at the 8th Circuit Judicial Conference in Omaha, Nebraska. Mr. Stange authored a chapter in a book through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Publishing) titled: “Strategies for Military Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Family Law in the Armed Forces (Inside the Minds).” Mr. Stange released a full-length book through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Publishing) in 2014 titled: “Prenuptial Agreements Line by Line.” In 2015, Mr. Stange authored another chapter in a book through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Published) titled: “Strategies for Illinois Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Leveraging Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiating Alimony and Child Support, and Managing Client Expectations (Inside the Minds).”
Prenuptial Agreements & Domestic Asset Protection Trusts: A General Overview of Both and Their Differences
CLE Credits earned: 2 GEN
Prenuptial agreements are becoming increasingly important in divorce litigation. This seminar will provide the information you need to advise clients on the potential value of a prenuptial agreement, drafting tips, potential ways to attack a prenuptial agreement and will also give a general overview of another option known as Domestic Asset Protection Trusts.
Key topics to be discussed:
• Advising Clients on the Value of a Formal Pre-Nuptial Agreement
• Drafting an Enforceable Pre-Nuptial Agreement
• Ways to Attack a Pre-Nuptial Agreement
• Another Potential Option: What Are Domestic Asset Protection Trusts?
Date / Time: June 11, 2018
• 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
• 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
• 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
• 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific
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• Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
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Section I. Advising Clients on the Value of a Formal Pre-Nuptial Agreement
a) Pre-Nuptial Agreement as Part of an Estate Plan
b) State Law and Divorce: What Happens With No Pre-Nuptial Agreement
c) Working with the Clients’ On The Draft
d) Working with Client Expectations and Maintaining an Cooperative Environment
Section II. Drafting an Enforceable Pre-Nuptial Agreement
a) Provisions for Dividing Assets, Debt, and Income After Divorce
b) Provisions for Financial Arrangements During the Marriage
c) Amending a Pre-Nuptial Agreement: Sunset Clauses and More
Section III. Ways to Attack a Pre-Nuptial Agreement
a) Coercion: Timing, Representation, and Consent
b) Failure to Fully Disclose Assets, Income, and/or Liabilities
c) Unconscionablity: A Changing Standard
d) Creating Financial Incentives for Divorce
e) Unlawful Provisions
Section IV. What Are Domestic Asset Protection Trusts?
a) Domestic Asset Protection Trusts vs. Prenups: What Is The Best Option?
b) Requirements, Limitations and Pitfalls of DAPTs
c) DAPT States – Which Jurisdictions Are Favorable and Why?