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6 x July 19 — August 1, 2018 x CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 For garnish: mint sprig, lime wedges, 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons salt Method: Rim the glass by mixing salt and sugar on a plate. Wet the rim of the glass with a lime wedge and then dip into sugar/salt mixture. Set aside. Place all ingredients (except garnish) 1/2 large cucumber, thinly sliced, reserving 12 slices for garnish 24 fresh mint leaves plus 12 for garnish 12 fresh basil leaves 6 cups soda water, divided Method: Bring simple syrup to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and add cucumber slices Flavored sparkling water is a refreshing way to stay cool this summer. in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into rimmed glass and garnish with lime wedge and mint sprig. Cucumber, Mint & Basil Soda Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups simple syrup (see recipe in article) (reserving garnish slices), 24 mint leaves and basil. Cover and steep for 30 minutes. Strain mixture into a jar, pressing on solids in strainer. Fill a 12-ounce glass with ice cubes. Add 2 tablespoons of the syrup and top with soda water. Stir to mix, and garnish with cucumber slice and mint sprig. Repeat. Makes 12 servings. Garnish with lime wedge and a fresh mint sprig. ª Carlos Ortiz, ARNP Tonya King, ARNP CAP Desiree Fouse LMHC WE TREAT "ADHD, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, BIPOLAR DISORDER, SUBSTANCE ABUSE, BEHAVIORAL ISSUES AND MANY MORE"-IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS x July 19 — August 1, 2018 x 7 Pre-Nuptial Agreements by: Kristen M. Jackson / Attorney German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche said of marriage, “it is not the lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” Albert Einstein said of marriage, “Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.” Marriage is supposed to be that divine moment which begins with so many good, sincere and loving things to say about each other and the euphoric intent of spending the rest of your lives together in wedded bliss. The church believes that all marriages are made in heaven, but then, so are thunder and lightning. The unfortunate reality is that marriage can become the most advanced form of warfare whereby, according to most statistics, about 50% of all marriages end in divorce. It is something to give you pause if you are bringing a lot of assets and property to the marriage and even greater pause if it is your second or third marriage and you have children substantial assets from a prior marriage. And what is marriage? Although 13 states have common law statutes, all 50 states have marriage contracts. And exactly what is a marriage contract? Simply said, it is an agreement between 2 parties that agree to love and trust each another until death do they part. Unfortunately, when the trust is broken and divorce is inevitable, it gives courts the mechanism to enforce emotional and equitable fairness. So if most couples, prior to marriage, are happy and satisfied to sign a marriage contract, what is their fear of signing a pre-nuptial agreement (Prenup)? The purpose of a Prenup is typically to prevent assets or individually owned property from ever becoming marital property. Unlike a marriage contract that characterizes all of the blissful, loving, and joyful decisions to marry, a Prenup often feels more like a painful thorn in the sides of one or both partners. Basically, a Prenup states that “although I love you unconditionally, our love is conditional and if we divorce, what is mine shall remain only mine and only what we acquire during marriage is ours.” It may sound harsh but consider the following example. Four years following the clamorous and horrific divorce from her first husband, Alice fell head over heels in love with Joseph and they decided to marry. She brought to their marriage 2 minor children from her first marriage, a successful career and $650,000 in assets that included a furnished home, a substantial 401k and IRA, luxury car and bank accounts. Joseph brought to the marriage only a decent job and his undying love for Alice and her children. It was no surprise to Joseph when Alice asked him to sign a prenuptial agreement should their marriage fall apart as did her first. Whether you are contemplating your first, second or third marriage, if you are bringing a substantial amount of property and assets to a marriage, you should discuss your estate with both your fiancée and an estate planning attorney before you say “I do”. 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