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Prenups Are More Romantic Than You Think

Posted by Elise Buie | May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Maybe it's not as idyllic as picking out wedding décor, but a prenup is one of the best marriage related decisions you will ever have the opportunity to make.  A prenup is a financial document that allocates money between parties in the case of divorce. In no way does it signal an intention to divorce but it does indicate a realistic understanding of marriage statistics. Presently, roughly half of all marriages end in divorce. These are staggering statistics that should prompt you to create a prenuptial agreement with your soon to be spouse just in case.

Contrary to popular belief and the Kanye West “gold digger” mantra, prenups are not just for wealthy men seeking to protect their assets from gold-digging women (as the stereotype would have you to believe). Prenups are for everyone. Prenups are especially important if you have amassed financial assets prior to your marriage that would then be subject to division in the case of divorce.  Do you already own a home? Would you want fifty percent of the equity of that house to taken from you in a divorce?

It seems likely that prenups actually lay the foundation for a stronger and more transparent marriage. If you are both on the same page about what would happen with your finances in the case of divorce, it is likely you will have better communication about finances during your marriage. Better communication leads to better romance and a healthier marriage.  A prenup is the ultimate assurance that you and your future spouse are entering the marriage for the right reasons with a clear understanding of each others past and present financial situation.

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Elise Buie

Passionate, creative, problem-solving attorney who crafts solutions rather than obstacles. Elise spends significant time educating her clients on healthy communication skills. Elise also ensures that her clients make informed decisions by understanding the future emotional and financial implications of their decisions. Your family's future is our first priority. Elise teaches her clients new skills to empower them in the future as they adjust to the new family structure. While divorce ends a marriage, it is the beginning of your new, often times, more authentic life. Elise will help you begin that new life with new skills to handle any future challenges.


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