“The only constant is change.” - Heraclitus

Living arrangements are now more diverse than at any time since World War II. Sixty-five and older is the only age group where living with a spouse is more common today than 50 years ago — every other age group has witnessed a substantial decline in marriage. (United States Census Bureau)

More than ever couples are designing their relationship based on their own personal interpretation of love.  Emily Chase Smith speaks on how to create a new financial paradigm to match the relationship paradigm shift.

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Singles, Mingles and Wedding Jingles: The Legal and Financial Impact of Modern Romance

(This program can be delivered in a keynote, half-day or breakout session.)

As couples decide for themselves what works best for their relationships, the legal and financial ramifications of dating, living together, engagement, and marriage are wide open and for those in business with them. How do you inject certainty for all parties? What discussions need to happen, what agreements need to be entered and how are they documented? Practical and interesting, this session explores the new relationship paradigm and its effect.  

The audience will gain an understanding of:

  • The shift in the way couples live and are in legal relationships with each other.
  • How income, investments, family businesses, taxes and prior obligations are affected by a couple’s legal status.
  • Legal and financial solutions to inject certainty for the couple, their family and their business associates.

This session includes an interactive game about the shifts in the US census data from the 1960s till now.

The Beginner’s Guide to Purposeful Prenups: Three Essential Elements for a Successful Prenup Conversation

(This program can be delivered in a keynote, half-day or breakout session.)

Uttering the word Prenup can be like dropping a bomb in the middle of the relationship - it’s that emotionally laden. But done well, a prenup can strengthen the relationship and lay a strong foundation for years to come by identifying shared values, goals, and dreams. It can be an inoculation against divorce, protect both parties against creditors, and create certainty for family member that enhances the extended family.

The audience will gain an understanding of:

  • The three essential elements for a successful prenup conversation
  • How to honor the assets, financial and otherwise, each partner brings to the relationship
  • What prenups can and cannot do and the effect of not deciding

This session includes an fun exploration of money history.

Four Weddings and Funeral: 5 Important Legal and Financial Differences Between Relationship Structure When Life Events Occur

(This program can be delivered in a keynote, half-day or breakout session.)

Couples are much more fluid in how they choose to engage now more than any other time in history. When life events occur, marriage, babies, moving, death, retirement, disability, divorce, and more, the structure of the relationship - cohabitating, engaged, married makes all the difference. Choosing what works best for you and your family means having certainty in the life events as you choose them and as they occur.

The audience will gain an understanding of:

  • The shift in the way couples live and are in legal relationships with each other.
  • The effect of major life events in relationship structures.
  • How to inject certainty in your financial dealings with family members and business partners.

This session includes an interactive real world relationship scenario.

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