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Re: Financial milestones enablers
Old 06-17-2005, 03:50 PM   #41
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I find the idea of a pre-nup pretty awful, but like I said earlier, we were both broke so it made it a lot easier to be romantic. I could see an argument for it if I were the eldest child and expected to carry on a family business that employs many family members etc. I'm willing to take the chance with my wealth/livelyhood that my spouse does not divorce me and try to get everything, but I would want to risk all my relatives livelyhood.

There most definitely are post-nups, read about them just recently. Can't imagine trying to bust that one out at the dinner table, though!

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Old 06-17-2005, 03:59 PM   #42
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I don't know what you're talking about . . . :
Anyone taking bets on whether it will actually happen? Even if it does, whether it will actually last?

P.S. Cruise split from Nicole just shy of the 10-year mark because he didn't have a pre-nup. Divorce experts note that when a couple is married for fewer than 10 years, the wealthier partner, under California law, is required to pay alimony for only half the length of the marriage. For a marriage 10 years or longer, a judge can order alimony paid for the rest of the ex- spouse's life or until the ex-spouse remarries.


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Your advice is much appreciated.* She has expressed some concern about a pre-nup, primarily because I'm a lawyer and she knows that in my former life as a litigator, I'd go for the jugular.

She is, however, a keeper.* She is VERY giving, almost to a fault.* At the same time, she knows what I have in the way of assets, and I don't want her looking at my assets as "our" assets.* Some might say that I don't trust her, but I didn't know that trust equates to putting your assets at someone else's complete disposal.
Jay, in my experience getting a prenup is a very wise decision.* You have no idea how mean/vindictive/covetous people can become when it is time to get divorced.* What used to be heaven will indeed become hell.* Protect yourself and your assets in every way you possibly can.* An ounce of prevention is worth a TON of cure in this case.*

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