Love Or Legal?
When we fall in love — hard and fast — we tend to get high on emotions, and more often than not, become blind to reason.
We are so giddy on cloud nine that we let impulse take over and indulge in rash decisions like getting hitched in Vegas.
Once the happy fog has lifted, regret comes in its place as we bear the brunt of the repercussions of our actions, especially when the quickie wedding ends in divorce.
Divorce doesn't always end up amicably and when you have a fortune to protect, things can get downright nasty.
Here are some of the reasons why you should consider a prenuptial agreement:
You Rake in Dough
There is a reason why business and pleasure must never mix.
Hedonistic pleasures can get you into trouble and rob you blind when you’re not looking.
If you own a business empire, you have the right to protect your assets especially from those who will try to prey on you.
Fortune hunters are a reality of life and some will try to charm their way into your life–and your bank account.
Say That Again?
Who earns more money is also an issue between spouses especially when the female earns more than the male counterpart.
Diamonds Are Forever But…
The diamond solitaire on your finger may spell forever, but it’s sad to say that the simpler ring beside it may not last as long.
Although we like to believe in happily-ever-after and till death do us part, the truth is the rate of divorces happening is increasing daily.
A legal battle is still going on after a judge decided that Kardashian’s case should go to trial.
I’m not saying that all marriages end in divorce, only that it’s better to be prepared for any contingency that may arise if you do decide to get married.
If you want to save on legal fees, there are prepaid legal plans that have affordable monthly rates.
Proof of Love?
So you decide to follow your heart despite the possibility that he is marrying you for money.
He claims he loves you and you want to believe it with all your heart. Why not ask proof of his love by signing a prenup? He may counter that you don’t love or trust him enough because you’re letting him sign one. That counter accusation is sure to bring more doubt into the love equation.
If he really does love you, riches shouldn't matter to him and he’d be eager to sign the document that will protect the wealth that you have accumulated over the years.
A prenuptial agreement may sound cold especially if you’re a romantic at heart.
Still, if your wealth will make a target for gold diggers, you should have sufficient means to protect yourself and your future heirs. A prenuptial agreement can help you resolve future legal issues and prevent the divorce from turning into a sordid mess.
If your partner is the one with the fortune, he may ask you to sign one as he may be used to people who will try to use him for his wealth.
Before you decide to sign it, however, make sure it is fair and that your interests will be protected in case he suddenly files for a divorce or cheats on you.
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