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Suggesting a Prenup

Would You Suggest a Prenup If You Had Money?

Hilary Duff must have a sizable savings of her own, but before she married Mike Comie last weekend he asked her to sign a prenup. The hockey player is heir to a $500 million fortune his father built through the Canadian furniture and appliance retailer The Brick.

While most of you would sign a prenuptial agreement if asked, what if the dotted line were turned? If you were the one with more money, would you suggest it?

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leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 6 years
Yes. In my opinion, it has nothing to do with whether or not I trust or love them enough. It is because life simply happens and there is no telling what will take place 5, 10 or even 20 years down the road that may cause a divorce; one that is amicable or bitter. There should be a safeguard not only for yourself but your partner to ensure a better path. Without so, something might be done out of anger that will financially harm the other person for no reason other than spite. If kids are in the mix, a prenup can help expedite the divorce since certain legal matters are already agreed upon, lessing some of the dragged out sorrow the children involved may feel. So all around, if there are finances/a fortune to secure, I feel a prenup is fine and not take it as a slight against one's credibility.
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 6 years
I agree with totygoliguez 100%; the person you marry is not the person you divorce; people and circumstances change over time. It is practical and common sense to have a pre-nup if you or your spouse has substantial assets.
Lenay Lenay 6 years
While I have been married and divorced (and had my finances screwed over royally), I am against prenups. Though I very seriously doubt that I shall EVER marry again (because I feel that our culture has taught men to look out for number one and to be self-centered and lazy); IF I ever DID remarry, it would be because I thought I had finally found a man I could trust. You don't make people you trust sign contracts. You just trust them. If they decide to hurt you, money will probably be the last thing on your mind.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
Yes, I think it's smart. And honestly, any celebrity who doesn't get one strikes me as a total head case.
neonbee neonbee 6 years
Yup. I don't think signing one or asking for one means I love you less. It's good to be practical and smart these days about finances.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 6 years
I think it's a smart thing to do for both men and women. Cover your assets!!!
totygoliguez totygoliguez 6 years
If I were to inhere $500 million, or had a lot of money, of course I will ask for a prenup. Its a way to protect your assets. The person you marry is not the same as the person you divorce. People change and so do relationships. And I agree with Studio 56 100 percent.
amber512 amber512 6 years
I think it depends on the amount and the kind of the assets. I didn't sign one with my husband and unless things are different, I wouldn't in the future.
Studio16 Studio16 6 years
If my fiance gave me one to sign, I would certainly forward it to my lawyer and have him look over it - as long as everything looked clear, I would probably go ahead and sign it. I wouldn't want to look like a golddigger, nor would I want to start the marriage off with my in-laws thinking I was whiney and difficult. As long as he's not cheating me out of money, why not sign it just to be on the safe side and keep him happy? I don't look at pre-nups as, "We will probably get divorced," I look at them as "We get that life happens, this will keep the divorce amicable and us both financially stable."
chloe-bella chloe-bella 6 years
I think asking for a pre-nup makes the most sense when you DON'T have a lot of money and are planning on foregoing work to raise a family. The law varies by state, but generally, money and property you inherit is NOT marital property (and thus no need for a pre-nup) unless you subsequently convert the money into marital property. If you are actually EARNING the money during the marriage, that obviously is a different story.
skigurl skigurl 6 years
I've said this before - my position on prenups is that I don't have enough money right now to ever be in this position, but if I or my man were worth many millions of dollars, I can see the value. It's all about circumstance. THEREFORE, in the Duff/Comrie case, yes they are both worth TONS of their own, but there's a very delicate aspect of his father's fortune as well, and it's not like asking her to sign a pre-nup puts her at a financial loss - she has millions of her own - it just keeps the legal aspects in check, and could be very smart/realistic, given their financial situation and its complexities. Now, again, it's all about circumstance, but say my dad was also worth $500 million and I'm about to marry my current boyfriend, maybe I would ask for a pre-nup...not because of MY SALARY that I care about, but to protect a family fortune that has been passed down through generations. and maybe it's even at the request of his does make some sense. Either way, go Duff!
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