Legal Wisdom for Valentine’s Day and After [Video]


Some words of wisdom for the Day of Hearts and those that follow.

Larry Bodine Valentine's Day Interview

Larry Bodine Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine speaks with Nina Pineda of WABC-TV in New York City in a special Valentine’s Day report, “The Legalities of Love.” Larry tells the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about your Feb. 14 promises — and the law.

He also shares an interesting and little known fact about which couples tend to stay married and which ones are more likely to fall apart.

If your Valentine’s Day engagement heads south, instead of down the aisle, you can learn the laws in different states on who keeps the ring. Is it the buyer? The wearer? Or the person who get dumped? 

He provides practical pointers on pre-nuptial agreements, which can make sense for ordinary people — even those not in the top 2 percent. For example, in the event of divorce, you’ll want to consider:

  • Elderly parents
  • Family heirlooms
  • Your partner’s prior debt
  • Businesses

The report covers the rights of couples in gay marriages and the legal benefits of marriage.

Watch the full video above with Channel’s 7’s David Navarro, Liz Cho, Nina Pineda and Larry Bodine or click on the WABC-TV story here.

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