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Charging For Cheating in Prenups

Charging by the Infidelity in Prenups — Love It or Leave It?

There's the right to random drug tests. A fine for a woman exceeding a certain weight. Or $100,000 "bonus" every time a partner is unfaithful. Prenups can get far more unromantic than "mi casa es mi casa."

Whether you'd ask your intended to sign a dotted line or not, the idea of charging per cheat seems counterintuitive — especially if the person has money. It's like parking tickets or late fees or that 30 Rock episode where Tracy decides he can say whatever he wants on TV if he just pays the FCC $50,000 for each offense. Weigh the odds, and decide what you can afford.

Would you really want $100,000 to be the only thing keeping your spouse faithful, though? Then again, cheating is cheating and money is good. Why not just ensure he pays (you) for his crime?

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RedVixxen RedVixxen 5 years
I completely agree with onlysourcheery! It's not that someone is going in expecting it to happen, it's simply a protection factor. Of course I would love to go into a marriage thinking the best of someone and not having to do something like this, but then I'm not being realistic with the world around me.
danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
That's exactly how I see it, OSC, that's why I voted Love it.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 5 years
I'm actually kind of on board with this. I've watched women drop their careers, have three children with their husband, stay at home and raise the kids, clean the house, cook, and then their husband falls for the interior decorator and the woman has to start a new career from the ground up. $100K (or multiples of that) won't make up for that, but it would certainly help.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 5 years
I'm actually kind of on board with this. I've watched women drop their careers, have three children with their husband, stay at home and raise the kids, clean the house, cook, and then their husband falls for the interior decorator and the woman has to start a new career from the ground up. $100K (or multiples of that) won't make up for that, but it would certainly help.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 5 years
Wow. If I ever become that weird and jaded about love and marriage, I'll look for a guy with a weight problem to marry! Ka-ching!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 5 years
I think it's fine. It's no less noble than fining a woman for exceeding a certain weight. JMHO.
WideEyes WideEyes 5 years
isn't love supposed to be based on trust and honestly and all that stuff... if you know you are not going to be able to be faithful or you are not willing to trust... then why get married, why would you like to spent the rest of your life worrying if the person with you will cheat and be on the defense move every second... that's just cynical and i agree with stephley... "why bother to get married?"
danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
"Would you really want $100,000 to be the <b>only thing</b> keeping your spouse faithful, though? "I would hope that it wouldn't be the only thing, what about his love and dedication to you?
danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
"Would you really want $100,000 to be the only thing keeping your spouse faithful, though? " I would hope that it wouldn't be the only thing, what about his love and dedication to you?
stephley stephley 5 years
If you're that cynical going in, why bother to get married?
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