Would it make sense for us to have a prenup?

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edriona
Asked at 2012-08-24 12:53:06
I brought in an informal discussion , and my girlfriend of nine months was angry and offended . Here is some information about us ... MedlinePlus MedlinePlus I : 24. I work full time as an engineer . Rent an apartment. Salary of $ 60K . Owe $ 60K student loan . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus She : 23 years . A part-time graduate student marketing . Part-time waitress . Hopes of getting a full time job after graduation. Owes very little about student loans . Also rent an apartment MedlinePlus . MedlinePlus I brought a prenuptial agreement because I believe that alimony is completely ridiculous . I am planning a divorce even before getting married ? Of course not ... I see it as car insurance . Am I thinking about crashing my car ? Of course not ... But I'd rather have the insurance to be fucked . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus I'm not in stone in this ... And it's not because I feel like I'm above it or something. I'm just the type of person who likes to keep finances separate . Right now we live together , and both pay half the cost . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus I have not proposed yet or anything ... We've only been together nine months . But we both feel like this relationship will lead to marriage over time. MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Any opinions ?
Answer1sadiAnswered at 2012-08-25 18:18:20
If you have substantial assets to protect I 'd say it's a good idea to have a prenuptial agreement . Not so . All property acquired during the marriage are considered marital property anyway , so that a prenuptial agreement would do little or no good at it anyway. As far as food is concerned, is a tossup . If you and your wife choose for her to put her career on hold so you can stay home and be a housewife, will be sacrificing a lot of years of marketing in the process . If she sacrificed her career for a decade or two , alimony short term to help get on their feet after a divorce is not a totally unfair. If you work full time during the marriage , children or not , is not a court in the country that granted her alimony anyway. In my view , you have no legitimate need for a prenuptial agreement in this time of your life . Why worry if there is nothing to protect?
Answer2PenguAnswered at 2012-08-26 22:41:17
Do not marry . Because I can see money becoming a problem later for the two boys . And he wants a prenup for? Sounds more like he does not trust people .
Answer3renae andersonAnswered at 2012-09-04 03:07:02
He looks very serious move to a state that does not have a " maintenance " law . MedlinePlus I could not agree more , alimony is nothing more than a way for women to get dead beat the system for life and unscrupulous lawyers to make $ $ . MedlinePlus I live in a state that has no alimony, child support only (maintenance I totally agree ) . MedlinePlus There is also a law that only maintenance arrangements for women who actually left destitute by divorce , unable to return to be able to support themselves . MedlinePlus But movement can be simply out of the question with jobs, school , etc. MedlinePlus Not sure what the current research that has been done and / or if you know exactly what it says height, but I would like to know before you bring it back ! MedlinePlus Maybe you will find out that you really do not need the protection of a prenuptial agreement . MedlinePlus If you do, then you do and , frankly , not risk . MedlinePlus If she understands what the pe - nup protects both of you , and you feel you need it then it would be a deal breaker for me ! MedlinePlus Good luck class of a difficult situation : (
Answer4ButtercupAnswered at 2012-09-05 06:26:06
What will the pre - nup mean? ? ? MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Realistically, neither has significant assets . What are you trying to protect? A pre - nup can not violate existing laws . I doubt you can legally write a prenuptial agreement that states it will not pay alimony if divorce . If you ever had the right under the law of their prenuptial agreement would not be valid . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus The reality is that she marry his debt .. Maybe I should write a prenuptial agreement for you , indicating that she will never have to contribute a penny for your student loans ... MedlinePlus MedlinePlus It works both ways ...
Answer5SevenAnswered at 2012-09-09 21:06:03
Or you could do what I did - stay married .
Answer6sihle mathenjwaAnswered at 2012-09-17 23:07:05
after seeing a lot of vengeful ex wives trying to destroy their ex - husbands financially , I think it is desirable to have a prenuptial agreement , if you're real good!
Answer7LoulouAnswered at 2012-10-01 07:11:03
I see nothing wrong in protecting the things you have in case of divorce , but we have nothing . You can always make you sign an agreement that if the marriage goes south will not have to pay child support , but other than that , I really have nothing to protect.
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