What are your thoughts on prenuptial agreements? Should you or should you not ask your love-to-be to sign one? If he/she asked you to sign one, would you? Is protecting your assets a bad thing (given that divorces are up 66%).
Dear Golddigger Detective,
I was not aware that the divorce rate was up to 66% but to me, that answers your question in a nutshell. In my view, people who have assets before marriage should protect them and NOTHING is wrong with that. Would I sign a prenup? Yes. Would I ask my spouse to sign one if I had assets before I married? Yes. Some think prenups suggest a marriage is a business partnership. They are right – it does suggest that and that is EXACTLY A PORTION OF WHAT A MARRIAGE IS – a business partnership. Your spouse is the person who decides the house you live in, the job you take and if you’ll live or die. The house you live in and where you live can strongly be based on where your partner works and if they work. When you are hospitalized and clinching to life, they decide whether you live or die. Marriage makes your spouse, your “person” a.k.a. your right hand. While some believe that suggesting the words “business partner” as a synonym for the words “husband/wife” can take the love out of marriage, not assigning it would be inaccurate and childish.
In my view, marriage makes your spouse become the vice president of your business so whatever you build in the marriage is partially theirs. With that said, what you build outside of the marriage is yours and should be protected. While it may not sound romantic, remember, the person you marry is RARELY the person you divorce and with a 66% divorce rate (according to you), it would be ridiculous to think that you’re marriage could never fail. I say everyone getting married should move forward with an open heart and if you have assets, come with prenuptial papers. Once they are signed be willing to do everything you can before giving up on your marriage because true love is a beautiful thing and something money just can’t buy.
Can you drink to that?