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News from Williams Family Law: December 2014

Firm Announcements
Did You Know?
Featured Practice Area
From The Blog
Happenings and Headlines
Around Town

From The Blog

Please visit our blog where we share legal insights, thoughts on legal news and much more. Below are some of our most recent posts.

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What to Expect with a Prenup in Pennsylvania

Happenings & Headlines

Family Lawyer Jeffrey M. Williams to Present at Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Read more at Williams presents at PBI.

Bucks County Family Lawyer Jeffrey M. Williams Presented CLE on Marital Settlement Agreements
Read more at Williams discuss marital settlements at PBI.

Firm Announcements

Williams Family Law Named 'Best Law Firm' by U.S. News & World Report While Jeffrey M. Williams Named to 2015 'Best Lawyers in America'

We are pleased to announce that Jeffrey M. Williams has been selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015, one of the legal profession's oldest and most respected peer-review publications.

Williams has been included in Best Lawyers since 2008.

In addition, Williams Family Law has been named a 2015 "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, achieving a Philadelphia-area Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking for family law.

Read more about this honor: Williams Family Law Best Lawyers 2015.

Did You Know? Frequently Asked Questions at Williams Family Law

Q: Are prenuptial agreements enforceable in Pennsylvania?

A: A prenuptial agreement is an agreement that fixes the parties' rights in the event of a subsequent separation, divorce and/or death. Such an agreement is presumed valid when it expressly provides that the parties have made full and fair disclosure of assets and income to one another. Read more here: Are prenuptial agreements enforceable?

Q: My spouse has a new girlfriend and just told me that he is going to name her as the beneficiary of the life insurance policy we have had for 10 years. This doesn't seem fair to me. Can I prevent him from removing me as the beneficiary on this policy?

A: Yes. The Pennsylvania Divorce Code allows a court to direct continued maintenance of beneficiary designations relating to existing life insurance policies. Read more here: Can I prevent him from removing me as beneficiary?

Featured Practice Area: Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Although people enter into a marriage intending to make a life-long commitment to one another, the reality is that approximately 50 percent of marriages in the United States end in divorce — and some marriages end many decades after the wedding day.

Given this possibility, it is vital for certain individuals to have a plan to protect their assets and their family in the event of a divorce by establishing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Find out more about prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Around town: Fountain House

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As part of a Bucks County law firm, we live and work in a beautiful area in the Greater Philadelphia region. One of the jewels of Doylestown, where our office is located, is the Fountain House. Originally built around 1758 as a tavern, the building has served as an inn in past years and now is home to a Starbucks and offices. Situated in the heart of town at State and Main streets, it has been the center of town life for centuries.