My question is about the etiquette of the prenup.
My future wife seems to think that we have to have some kind of a prenuptial agreement in place before our wedding.
Does getting a prenup mean that my fiancée doesn’t trust me? I’m not feeling the love.
The whole prenup issue seems pretty ridiculous.
How do I convince her that it’s not necessary?
She says that her parents had a prenup and so do her married sister and brother.
–The Groom, Atlanta, GA
- First off, a prenup can be difficult to enforce. Your fiancée can’t just hand you a legal document and ask you to sign it, you should have your own attorney. Some states even require that you each retain your own lawyer, and pay your own legal fees. So find out if that is the case in your state.
- If you don’t want to set up an overweight or cheating clause where your spouse pays a fee for getting fat or cheating, then don’t.
- On the other hand, one of the easiest ways of getting out of a prenup is being able to claim that you did not have time to consult with your own attorney.
- Basically a prenup specifies who gets what in the event of a breakup – and that would include any pets.
- It helps you hash out the details of a financial plan to ensure that you’re both on the same page walking down the aisle. For instance, how to divide up the living expenses. Or if you’re taking turns working to support one another through school.
- Some prenups have little hammers for weight gain or infidelity.
*One thing you can’t specify in a prenup is child custody, because it won’t hold up in court.
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