(Closed) Prenup?

posted 8 years ago in Legal
Post # 17
Member
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Unless you’re a Hilton (which I am not) or a Kartrashian, then Hell to the No.

Post # 18
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509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

No need for us, we are pretty evenly matched financially speaking and here in Canada, we are pretty well protected unless you are talking about someone with lots of money.

My sister’s SO is very successful & worth millions so their situation is a little different. Although they “live” together, they still maintain separate adrresses. They have 2 kids & are not yet married but already have some kind of agreement in place. She is not bothered by it at all & understands he has to protect himself & she would be very well taken care of in any case.  

Mind you, he is quite a bit older and was already successful when she met him. I think things would be different in a case where a couple married right out of university and  one spouse stays at home & gives support while the other one builds up an empire. In that case, the assets should totally be shared.

Post # 19
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1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Just because you aren’t millionaires doesn’t mean you shouldn’t protect yourself. I’ve seen friends and family who had their worlds turned upside down in a divorce…

Post # 20
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224 posts
Helper bee

Nah, we’re not bothering.

I put in all the cash at the beginning of the relationship whilst he got himself and his business set up. We’ve both agreed that when his business and future businesses start bringing in the cash – we’re in it together.

I’ll be at home raising his family whilst he’s out ‘living his dream’. Granted, my dream is bringing up a family so we’re both completely happy about it.

We have spoken about it before, and are in agreement that should anything happen, I get the house and he gets control of his businesses. And that’s what each of us would want anyway – so it’s not worth spending money to just have it set in stone.

Equally, situations might change so even if we did one – it might not give us what we’d want in the end.

I think it’s different when you already have your own personal wealth – but we’re starting all this together.

However, I do love that Jessica Simpson wouldn’t have a pre-nup when she married Nick because he earned much more than her when he was in the band. By the time they divorced, she was worth over triple what he was. He took her money instead. Gutted.

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