Tag Archives: Valentine’s Day


Posted 1 year ago in Estate Planning Wills and Probate by Michele Bowman  
Your Child’s Marriage and Rewriting Your Will

If Valentine’s Day results in the announcement of an engagement for one of your children, lawyers say it’s time to start thinking about how your own legal affairs are structured. And while you’re at it, you may need to offer a little good old-fashioned parental advice for your googly-eyed child.   Think Ahead Once an engagement happens, the wheels start turning for the parents. “I typically see parents getting their wills drafted for the first time when their kids get …

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

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

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Who Should Keep the Engagement Ring? [Poll]

It’s Valentine’s Day, a time of romance and wedding proposals. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in February last year, jewelry stores sold more than $2.66 billion worth of merchandise, including engagement rings. Afterall, a popular belief is the holiday commemorates a saint, martyred for secretly performing weddings. But with so much love in the air, unfortunately some of it can sometimes drift away. Short of romantic martyrdom, unless OKCupid improves his aim, all engagements will not end in marriages. …

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Posted 1 year ago in Editors Picks Your Family & The Law by Aaron Kase  
Avoid Legal Pitfalls on Your Valentine’s Day Engagement

Valentine’s Day can mean chocolate, flowers . . . and an engagement ring? Couples whose cupid-day festivities include bending down on one knee have every reason to celebrate with smooches and champagne, but nevertheless should be aware of the legal implications of getting engaged. While engagement isn’t a legal contract per se, it can involve the exchange or sharing of property that could bring lawyers into the picture if the union goes sour. In particular, the engagement ring itself is …

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Valentine’s Day Legal Advice [Video]

  With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, this may be a time of great happiness and excitement to “seal the deal” of your romance with a ring.   But as we know all too well at Lawyers.com, unfortunately, misunderstandings happen. Deals and contracts, even those made with the best intentions, can sometimes unravel. Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine was interviewed on several news programs including WHAM ABC 13 in Rochester, N.Y., and by consumer watchdog journalist Mary Schwager of GalTime. He discusses things …

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