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General Off-Topic Board / Re: PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?
« on: July 10, 2007, 07:11:37 PM »
easy solution for people who want to keep potential spouse from their assets: DON'T GET MARRIED.

or get a prenup  ;)

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Is it really possible that 124 members of a class of 175 are in the facebook group?  That seems so high.  Maybe facebook is just way more pervasive than I thought it was.

My guess is that people signed up when they were admitted and just haven't left.

I'm still a member of the Michigan facebook group.

 :o

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I just was reminded that we're attending the 34th ranked law school in the country.

I think I'm going to go cry in the corner now.

I think if they just increased our class size to 800, we would be #1.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?
« on: July 10, 2007, 06:10:22 PM »
If my wife to be as much as flinched when presented with a prenup, I'd have her ass on the street the same evening.

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But pre- and postnups are battle plans for a war that can be avoided. They make it easier for people to pick up and leave.
This is the sad part... "I don't love my wife, but I have to stick with her, I can't afford a divorce". What the @#!* kind of relationship is that to keep alive?

Yeah, I found that argument silly.  She's basically saying that a pre-nups are good because they give you financial incentives to stay in a crappy marriage.  Not really what she's saying, but kinda.

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Argh. Pretty much confirmed that I won't be moving into Regents until the 7th/8th.

Anyone else have their move-in dates decided upon?

He called on Sunday and said he'd get back to me in the next couple of days.  :-\

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?
« on: July 10, 2007, 05:57:07 PM »
But wouldn't you be worried that over the course of say, 20-30 years, things could change?  The other person doesn't even necessarily need to stab you in the back, maybe you just grow apart, etc.

People "grow apart" for predictable reasons. I don't have any illusions about there not being any freakout periods, but I do know that I am quite capable of taking the long view, being loyal, and always remembering to have a lot of fun. He should be capable of these things, too, if he is to be someone I would consider as a husband.

caveat: I don't need to be married and would quite easily skip the whole marriage thing altogether if I weren't feeling it.  I'm saying that if/when I get married it is to someone I would trust with my money as much as I trust, say, my mother.

Fair enough, but I still don't see the point of not having a prenup, even if you trust the guy as much as your mom.  :-\

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Advice on restarting...
« on: July 10, 2007, 04:02:31 PM »
If you don't go to a T14, this could happen to you:

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1183712786622

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?
« on: July 10, 2007, 03:57:31 PM »
To be fair to hank and qui, if what they meant was something like, "If I were about to marry someone, and I thought, "Hmm, maybe I should get a prenup because I feel this person intends to stab me in the back," I'm probably marrying the wrong person," then I agree too.

Nah, at least for me:

If I were about to marry someone, and I thought, "Hmm, maybe I should get a prenup because I feel this person may some day stab me in the back," I'm definitely marrying the wrong person.


But wouldn't you be worried that over the course of say, 20-30 years, things could change?  The other person doesn't even necessarily need to stab you in the back, maybe you just grow apart, etc.


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General Off-Topic Board / Re: PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?
« on: July 10, 2007, 03:36:51 PM »
It should be more like:

"I'm taking a leap of faith with this person I'm deeply in love with.  I know, there are no guarantees in life.  If things don't work out, I want to be fair and maintain a good standad of living for myself and our kids (if any).  If this relationship ends, I don't want to be blind sided or be in a situation where I'll HATE this person I'm currently in love with.  I want to put all my cards on the table right now and discuss directions we should take and reach a mutual agreement now in the even that things don't work out in the future."

But I just know that my gf and I will always be together.

::plots evilly::

::Looks forward to evil plot::

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?
« on: July 10, 2007, 03:25:48 PM »
It should be more like:

"I'm taking a leap of faith with this person I'm deeply in love with.  I know, there are no guarantees in life.  If things don't work out, I want to be fair and maintain a good standad of living for myself and our kids (if any).  If this relationship ends, I don't want to be blind sided or be in a situation where I'll HATE this person I'm currently in love with.  I want to put all my cards on the table right now and discuss directions we should take and reach a mutual agreement now in the even that things don't work out in the future."

But I just know that my gf and I will always be together.

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