Do you believe in prenuptial agreements? If you meet the girl/guy that you want to marry, would you make him or her sign a pre-nup that forbids him or her from taking anything that belongs to you, if the marriage doesn’t work. Ladies, would you feel like your man is setting up your intended marriage for doom or would you sign the papers because you know it is the right thing to do. (Keep in mind the rate of failed marriages and the ensuing legal battle that follows it to determine who gets what).
I personally don’t think PRENUP honors the Sacrament of Matrimony but I like to break it down to a bare minimum of likening it to when you buy auto insurance. Are you setting up your car for doom? I will like to think that every sane person would hope accidents don’t happen but when it happens, you are glad you’ve got something to fall back to. The likes of Paul McCartney and Bob Johnson, both worth over a $1billion each are vivid examples of the modern age marriage. They will lose or have lost at least 40% of that wealth to their former spouses. Now, I am not a fan of leaving your spouse to suffer especially when you made the money together but I am totally against gold-digging and folks who go into marriage solely for the benefits they’ll get post divorce. I am also against predatory demands like Lionel Richie’s ex wife who is suing for $300K/month after ending their marriage. Harrison Ford’s ex wife has a cut from any movie that man stars in until he dies!