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Would You Sign A Prenuptial Agreement Before Your Wedding?

After today's post about prenups called To Sign or Not To Sign, I want to know what you think. As we all know, roughly 50-plus percent of marriages nowadays end in divorce. Now more than ever, prenuptial agreements are becoming dinner table discussions between the newly engaged.

A prenuptial agreement is a contract between two people who are about to get married. It dictates how assets will be distributed during the event of divorce or death. These types of contracts have been in place for years, especially when royal or wealthy families unite.

Some people feel that you are doing yourself a financial favor by making provisions to protect your possessions that you have acquired before the marriage, but others look at it as a slap in the face and a sure fire way to kill a new romance. How do you feel about them? Would you sign one before your wedding?

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Hope5 Hope5 10 years
I didn't.
Jinx Jinx 10 years
I think I would, its depends. ------------------------------------------------------ Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. — Albert Einstein
Padraigin Padraigin 10 years
We have a prenup. We got married because we anticipate being married forever, but it outlines some basic protection for the two of us, plus it would be of assistance in an annulment should that unlikely event ever happen.
Deba Deba 10 years
There is nothing wrong in protecting what you had before the marriage
cubadog cubadog 10 years
orientexp my sister had to do the same thing.
Lindsb Lindsb 10 years
I think I would have reservations - if he wants me to sign a pre-nup I would want a cheating clause in there.. if the marriage were to end bc of infidelity ON EITHER PART - that person should get nothing more than they came in with. If you have children together - I think this gets tricky..
Orientexp Orientexp 10 years
I got married at 20 with nothing. Am getting a divorce now at 24, and am signing away everything to avoid him making things difficult. Will never get married again, but if I somehow find my dream man, I will sign a pre-nup.
cubadog cubadog 10 years
Absolutely. It is just a piece a paper that covers your ass in the event something should happen
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
i like your take on this, controlledspin. it seems like a healthy way to think of a pre-nup, proof that you would never screw him over. i didn't have a pre-nup when i got married but my husband and i didn't have two nickels to rub together. oh wait, we still don't. :p if the worst were to ever happen, he'd have nothing to take!
controlledspin controlledspin 10 years
I would. My fiance went through a very, very nasty divorce from his first wife, and she kept EVERYTHING but his vehicle and clothes. He even had to fight tooth and nail for his own childhood pictures, and even then - when he got them, they were ruined. I would do it not because I anticipate a divorce by any means, but a real, tangible piece of proof that I am never going to screw him over or hurt him like she did.
DCStar DCStar 10 years
Signing a pre-marital agreement is a wise thing. To me, if you don't even want to think about it or the possibility, you are afraid and scared. To face any eventuality and address it boldly is a sign of maturity. Also, it is wise to speak openly about finances right from the beginning of a marriage, because it will lay foundations and groundwork for you to move forward as a couple in an intelligent manner. My family doesn't believe in divorce, but I do believe in prenups.
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 10 years
I jstu don't think i could walk into a lifetime arrangement with an escape clause. TINA!
RainbowCrayon RainbowCrayon 10 years
I would, I think it's a smart thing. Divorces are nasty sometimes, and I like that extra bit of protection. **~~Everyone who's anyone has been on sesame street.~~**
sanD13 sanD13 10 years
i wouldn't. i wouldn't get married when there is a chance of divorce. pre-nups seem to anticipate divorce
SpecialSmoothie SpecialSmoothie 10 years
When I get married, I will have my husband sign a prenuptual agreement. It's not that I don't believe in the bonds of marriage and true love; it is actually required in my family. I hope that my husband would understand that it has nothing to do with lac of faith in the marriage, but everything to do with practicality. If the terms were flipped, I would probably be a little hurt but only by the initial shoc. I would have no problem signing one at all.
lovekailua lovekailua 10 years
yes...but i work for a divorce atty in my state and have heard many times that these more often than not aren't upheld, at least in FLA. dont know about other states...anyway, i would!
Bonne Bonne 10 years
I would only use one if my assets were more a lot more than his...
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