“The Generous Prenup” Chapter List

Introduction: The Prenup Myth

Chapter 1: Why I Changed My Mind about Prenups

Chapter 2: Who Might Think They Need a Prenup? The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Chapter 3: Who Else Might Benefit from a Prenup?

Chapter 4: What Are “Generous” Prenups and the Role of “Contribution” in Marriage?

Chapter 5: How Did Prenups Originate and How Popular Are They?

Chapter 6: How Do People Get a Divorce? Let Me Count the Ways

Chapter 7: What Happens If You Marry without a Prenup?

Chapter 8: Prenups for Wealthy People and for People from Wealthy Families

Chapter 9: Do I Need a Prenup to Protect My Business?

Chapter 10: How a Prenup Can Help with Estate Planning

Chapter 11: The “Gray” Prenup: Should Senior Newlyweds Prenup, Too?

Chapter 12: Are LGBT Prenups Different from Other Types?

Chapter 13: She’s Coming from a Foreign Country to Marry Me. What about Immigrant Spouse Prenups?

Chapter 14: Prenups with Infidelity Clauses and Other “Lifestyle” Provisions

Chapter 15: What’s Alimony Have to Do with It?

Chapter 16: What Are the Drawbacks of Prenups?

Chapter 17: Is There a Way to Make Both Parties Happy?

Chapter 18: Are All Prenups Enforceable?

Chapter 19: The Postnup: A Powerful Tool to Be Handled with Care

Chapter 20: What Are the Ways to Begin the Process?

Chapter 21: Lawyer or Mediator: How Can We Find a Good One?

Epilogue and Acknowledgments

Legal Disclaimer

Table of Cases and Statutes


Laurie Israel

Laurie Israel

Laurie Israel is a founder of Israel, Van Kooy & Days, LLC, a law firm located in Brookline, Massachusetts. She combines a family law practice with estate planning, tax, mediation and collaborative law. Laurie is a former board member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation and the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council. Her writings include articles on divorce, mediation, marital mediation, and prenuptial agreements. You can find her articles on www.ivkdlaw.com, Huffington Post, and Mediate.com. She is the author of the forthcoming book The Generous Prenup: How to Support Your Marriage and Avoid the Pitfalls.
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