(Closed) Prenups anyone?

posted 6 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We will have one. It doesn’t matter to me emotionally and we are pretty equal financially. But we both agreed that it won’t hurt anything. Think of it as insurance. You might never use it, but you still should have it.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Honestly, DO IT. My parents were married for 30+ years and got divorced due to the stress of a failed business. My father couldn’t afford to refi the home so my mother’s name is STUCK on the mortgage…even though she isn’t listed as an owner on the home…she is still responsible for the bill!!!!

It just really made me think of what we get involved in as husband/wife. And also made me realize that maybe it’s better not to have shared assets, yet protect ourselves and our investments via legal documentation. I think it’s the right road to go down…best case, you won’t ever need it, but worse case you aren’t stuck with half of his divorce debt!

Post # 6
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4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I volunteered to sign one. He’s got solid assets while me not so much. So I asked if he would like me to sign it and he said he’d think about it. End result he didn’t want one, but I wasn’t about to freak out if he did want one.

I’m a realist. HALF of us on this board will get divorced, to presume anything else is just naieve in my books.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I actually asked Fiance about this the other day, as we were watching an old Law and Order episode that involved a divorce ruining someone. It was kind of on my mind, because we were talking over the salary of a job he’s considering and it was a reminder that he makes MUCH MUCH more than me (as I’m still a student) and possibly will continue to do so as I’m considering changing my career track after so many years in gradschool (facepalm).

And I’m kind of like other PP’s… I’m in this to win it, for serious, but I know things happen.

So I just asked him “do you want to do a prenup?”

And he looked at me like I had grown a second head. “No.”

So… I guess that’s that?

Post # 7
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2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

double post

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

H and I have absolutely no assests now, so we didn’t get one. But if I had anything, I definitely would have gone for a prenup. To me, it’s not a big emotional deal, it’s just an insurance policy.

 

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