Post # 1
I’m a lawyer, but I only practice criminal law, and it’s been years since I took Community Property.
Since there are so many questions about prenups on this board, I’m curious to know what terms other bees have negotiated and included in their prenups.
Thanks in advance for sharing such personal information!
Post # 3
We didn’t have one, but I’m bumping to see if anyone else can help you!
Post # 4
Thanks! I’m kind of surprised that nobody has anything to say . . .
I hope it wasn’t too personal- I figured since we talk about blowjobs (Intimacy board) and drug-addicted relatives (Family board) and menstrual cycles (TTC board), this wasn’t too taboo, lol!
Post # 5
@LALaw: FI owns a house and a very pricey boat. He also owns his own business. The pre-nup will only include his rights/share of the business if we divorce. Which is fair, he has put the most effort, money, energy into it (almost all on his own). I help pay the mortgage and we both maintain the boat.
My grandfather did not do a pre-nup with his now ex-wife and she took half his business (that he started before meeting her). Those kinds of things are important to protect.
If you are both entering a marriage with equitable income and assets, then usually a pre-nup is not persued. But it is up to the couple.
Post # 6
@maya2008: I totally get it! My SO works for his parents, and every year he gains a little bit more ownership himself. His dad is trying to phase himself out and give the whole thing over to SO.
I would never expect to keep a portion of the business. Sure, some household assets that we might acquire could be funded by the business, but I would never expect to have a piece of the business itself. SO’s dad worked really hard and built it from the ground up, and now SO works his ass off to keep it growing . . .
I would totally agree to sign a contract that allows him to protect his business.
Thank you for sharing- I hope some other Bees will open up, too- or are prenups that rare, lol?!