Webinar - Approaching Prenuptial Agreements Positively


Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am CDT


The mere word “prenup” strikes fear and anxiety into the hearts of most who hear it. When we realize we have to broach this topic, our thoughts immediately jump to the worst-case scenario - a broken engagement. Or we envision suffering through months of arguments and negotiations to please a family that doesn’t seem to trust our judgment or future spouse. However, Prenuptial Agreements get a bad rap since their real purpose is to avoid future disputes rather than to create present conflict. Even if the wealth levels coming into the marriage are disparate, these agreements can be welcomed as providing advantages and protection for both partners.

In this webinar, we'll explore: 

  • A thoughtful approach to raising this topic with your significant other 
  • What to do if raising the subject starts an ugly fight
  • Ways in which Prenuptial Agreements can strengthen your relationship and provide positive benefits for both you and your fiancé


***Those that attend this webinar and complete the conditions of participation are eligible to receive 1 hour of CPE credit.***

  • Speaker(s)

Ric Roane, Partner, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Ric Roane, past chair of the Family Law Practice Group, has practiced family law and domestic relations litigation for 31 years. “My work involves entire families,” he says. “My goal is to find a resolution to the problems facing the family I’m serving. It’s a less contentious approach.” He specializes in divorce, non-marital domestic relationships, LGBT family issues, domestic relations mediation, arbitration and collaborative law, spousal support, child custody and support, complex business valuation distribution, pre- and post-nuptial agreements and all aspects of international family law.


Mindy Kalinowski Earley, CMP, CFBA, Chief Learning Officer, Family Office Exchange

Mindy Earley is an education and family office professional who believes that empowerment and knowledge are key to living a purpose-driven and self-actualized life. She is inspired by helping people learn, grow and discover the way that they will make personal and productive contributions, using their strengths and talents.

Mindy has held various roles in small and large family offices and has been responsible for creating and stewarding professional learning networks in support of human and intellectual capital. She has designed learning experiences that increase the knowledge base and enhance the life path of individuals while providing personalized support and coaching to help them meet their goals. After spending over a decade working in higher education Mindy is skilled in program creation for the student and young adult population. Her work included developing pioneering programs for learners to engage and thrive in college and through life after college.

Combining her Master’s degree in Education, with a focus on learning development and educational theory, and her undergraduate degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, with a focus on programming and event planning, Mindy is uniquely trained to create exceptional experiences rooted in sound learning practices. As a Certified Meeting Professional with a certificate in Family Business Advising she enjoys helping families and rising generation members navigate the unique world of family enterprise and family relationships by understanding that responsibility and intention pave a path to personal achievement and satisfaction.