Law Offices of Kevin Jensen July 2019

HikingWith Your Kids

Watch Their World Expand With Every Step

Bring Along Some Tools of Discovery

Hiking has many benefits as a family activity, such as mental health improvement, strengthening your relationships, and experiencing new sights and discoveries together. It’s also great exercise, and you get plenty of quality time, fresh air, and sunshine. Here are three guidelines to help you and your kids have fun on your next hike. Encourage Their Curiosity One of the best ways to have your children learn about the world is letting them explore it. Being there for your children and encouraging them to ask questions about flowers, bugs, or animals you see on the trail will help them expand their vocabulary and learn how things work. When they learn they can explore independently and ask about the world around them, they’re gaining the confidence to teach themselves. Getting married is a big milestone, and for many couples, it’s a time of happiness and excitement as they look forward to the next chapter ahead. No one wants to think they will get divorced when they are happily preparing for their marriage or enjoying newlywed bliss, but signing a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can save you heartache, time, and money if you do divorce. A prenuptial agreement is a legally binding contract between two spouses that dictates the division of assets, property, and possibly custody should the marriage end in divorce. The document is drafted and signed prior to the marriage, though some couples may never need to use it. Those that do must comply with certain laws and restrictions. For example, courts can nullify a prenuptial agreement that disqualifies a spouse from receiving spousal maintenance after the divorce if the spouse now qualifies for public

Getting your children to engage in nature while you’re out hiking can be as simple as bringing a magnifying glass along with you. Let your kids look at leaves, rocks, insects, or anything else you might come across on the trail. You can also bring binoculars to help them look at a bird that might be perched a little too high up. Another option is a bug holder to let your kids catch smaller insects, such as grasshoppers or pill bugs, and give them a close-up look. Keep Safety in Mind While you’re out on the trail, it’s essential to make sure that both you and your family are safe. Wear breathable, noncotton material and sturdy shoes that don’t expose your

toes. It’s important to dress according to the weather. For example, if the day is sunny, wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and apply plenty of sunscreen on any exposed skin. Bring your kids’ favorite snacks and water bottles for everyone to stay hydrated. It’s crucial that you also bring a fully stocked first-aid kit in case someone is injured on the hike. Starting with one of your local hiking trails can be a rewarding way to spend the day with your kids. You can watch their excitement as they expand their world with new discoveries.

It Just Might Be the Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreement! The Key to a Healthy Marriage?

assistance. However, most courts fully comply with a prenuptial document.

These documents may not sound like the most romantic thing to do with your partner, but they can be one of the most beneficial components of preparing for your marriage or working on your relationship. Drafting these documents can force couples to have important conversations about their finances, possessions, and expectations. Your therapist or counselor may even suggest these documents as an effective communication exercise!

A postnuptial agreement serves a different purpose than the prenuptial agreement, but the idea remains relatively similar. Both documents are created as a precaution, but unlike the prenuptial agreement, asset retention and property division may not be highlighted in a postnuptial agreement. Instead, the document typically outlines a couple’s rights during a divorce, which can expedite the process. In addition, couples who signed a prenuptial agreement can update the document with a postnuptial agreement. As you age, your life and financial situation change, and updating your prenuptial agreement with a postnuptial agreement can further protect you and your family in the event of a divorce.

The Law Offices of Kevin Jensen has experience drafting fair and effective prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Get started on yours by calling 408.632.7373 or learn more by visiting


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