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PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?

Alamo

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Re: PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2007, 08:39:05 AM »
I'd be interested to see if divorce rates are any higher for couples who signed a prenup.

Personally, I think that if I were going through a divorce, division of assets would be the least of my problems.

Re: PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2007, 09:37:37 AM »
I'd be interested to see if divorce rates are any higher for couples who signed a prenup.

Personally, I think that if I were going through a divorce, division of assets would be the least of my problems.

Yeah, ditto.  I'd be the much higher wage earner in my marriage but I'd never ask for a prenup.  A lot of times there will be kids involved, too, which complicates assests even more.

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Re: PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2007, 09:42:04 AM »
twinky is great.  leave her alone!  >:(

Thanks Blue! I heart you! :) ... Its okay, he's just jealous ;)

Re: PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2007, 09:47:41 AM »
Some people who get divorced regret not having one.  In the "love" stages of a relationship, you are blinded by the fairy tales, till death do us part bullsh*t!  Once you are getting divorce, the Mr Charming is not the same.  He becomes this azzsh*t and before you know it it's too late.  You see him walking away with half your sh*t!

Personally, I ecommend hidding your $$$.  No joint accounts, no joint credit card, buy your house b4 you get married.  Look out for #1 - YOU! You don't want a divorce to ruin your life. 

That whole - if this relationship is forever, why do you need a pre-nup?  It's because the marriage is not guarantee.  Let's be REALISTC!

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Re: PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2007, 09:50:38 AM »
Don't get married, simple as that.

So when she finds you in bed with her sister, all you have to do is maybe pay for the U-Haul to get her stuff out of there.  And that's if you're being generous.

Marriages and the "traditional family" are generally not a natural state, that is, one has to discipline themselves to remain in the situation.  Don't believe me, ask Ted Haggard, Newt Gingrich, or Rudy Giuliani.  Especially Rudy.  Damn, that guy is boss.

Re: PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2007, 11:13:07 AM »
Some people who get divorced regret not having one.  In the "love" stages of a relationship, you are blinded by the fairy tales, till death do us part bullsh*t!  Once you are getting divorce, the Mr Charming is not the same.  He becomes this azzsh*t and before you know it it's too late.  You see him walking away with half your sh*t!

Personally, I ecommend hidding your $$$.  No joint accounts, no joint credit card, buy your house b4 you get married.  Look out for #1 - YOU! You don't want a divorce to ruin your life. 

That whole - if this relationship is forever, why do you need a pre-nup?  It's because the marriage is not guarantee.  Let's be REALISTC!

umm, in your case, why even get married then  ???

If you "NEED" specific things.  ;)  But once you get it...GET OUT!

Re: PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2007, 11:19:31 AM »
Some people who get divorced regret not having one.  In the "love" stages of a relationship, you are blinded by the fairy tales, till death do us part bullsh*t!  Once you are getting divorce, the Mr Charming is not the same.  He becomes this azzsh*t and before you know it it's too late.  You see him walking away with half your sh*t!

Personally, I ecommend hidding your $$$.  No joint accounts, no joint credit card, buy your house b4 you get married.  Look out for #1 - YOU! You don't want a divorce to ruin your life. 

That whole - if this relationship is forever, why do you need a pre-nup?  It's because the marriage is not guarantee.  Let's be REALISTC!

umm, in your case, why even get married then  ???

If you "NEED" specific things.  ;)  But once you get it...GET OUT!

thats what boy toys are for

sheesh...

Honey - boy toys are "WANTS" not "NEEDS". 

Re: PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?
« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2007, 11:23:50 AM »
pickle jar opener?

they have that gadget on tv...

lol!

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Re: PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?
« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2007, 11:36:35 AM »
Don't get married, simple as that.

So when she finds you in bed with her sister, all you have to do is maybe pay for the U-Haul to get her stuff out of there.  And that's if you're being generous.

Depends what state you're in.  In some, palimony can be a female dog.  In Virginia, the recent Defense of Marriage constitutional amendment, ostensibly aimed against gays, also cuts off virtually any rights of one member of an unmarried couple against another.

Re: PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?
« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2007, 11:45:23 AM »

That whole - if this relationship is forever, why do you need a pre-nup?  It's because the marriage is not guarantee.  Let's be REALISTC!

I used to have this argument a lot with a gf. 

Her: Well why would you need a pre-nup if we're planning to stay together forever?
Me:  Well if we're going to stay together forever, why does it matter?
Her:  Exactly, it doesn't matter, so why sign a pre-nup?
Me:  Exactly, it doesn't matter, so why not sign one?

Repeated this a few times, and then:

Her:  But in case something unexpected happened, I wouldn't want to be left with nothing.
Me:  Aha!!!