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Getting Married in June - Pre Nups / Advice

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sbk1972, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. DampCat

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    The UK courts wouldn't let a family be ruined prenuptial or otherwise. In OPs case they'd likely overturn the prenup as it would be unfair to the kids.

    They remain legally binding though, contrary to what people here have been saying. They're just not The Word of God, as they might be in the US etc.

    I think for the average person they're kind of unnecessary, but there are definitely scenarios where they make sense.
     
  2. Hades

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    The threads have pretty much been about the same subject over several threads. I'm seeing a similar change in attitude across my friends and family too. I think men are just wising up. Some may agree with it and others won't. But each person has to find their own path in life.
     
  3. Freefaller

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    That would be unlikely as that is your profession to make a living. However if a banker with lots of assets in either cash, stocks or property for example then liquidation of those would make sense, as it doesn't mean you can't earn. You'll just have to start again.

    If I were that way inclined I'd just never divulge my offshore interests or assets. Rather than fuss over a prenup.

    I can understand it for men or women that are in position of power or influence to protect themselves, but it does depress me somewhat that it even has to be considered. I know life isn't happy clappy as I'd like it to be. It is the human way. It doesn't stop it being a bit glum to accept.
     
  4. Ayahuasca

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    Those at that level seem the least likely to sign prenups and are more likely or at least have more opportunities to be unfaithful.

    If you've watched house of cards I imagine that's pretty close to the truth with how power couples deal with it.
     
  5. Vonhelmet

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    The "obey" gets left out a lot these days. The rest doesn't seem that controversial to me, but then I've made it to 13 years of marriage without getting divorced or constantly panicking about mah moneyz.
     
  6. dowie

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    I agree with the sentiment but it is still prudent tbh.. I was thinking more like the cited example earlier of the heiress protecting her family fortune - I mean that is the sort of thing that someone would perhaps look to protect. Bankers are a bit different as they'll often earn their wealth during the relationship. Farming land is often passed down and while I think you're right in that outright selling the farm is rare there is still potentially the need to pay out several million and some large maintenance payments in some cases. My main point was just that it is all well and good not agreeing with prenups if you're not in a position to really need one in the first place, it must be rather different for some of the people out there who are in a position where they'd quite sensibly want some legal protection.
     
  7. Freefaller

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    I didn't mean to sound as though I was disagreeing with you as what you say is probably fairly accurate. Just giving my take on it. :)
     
  8. G-MAN2004

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    It doesn't matter how much trust you have. Obviously no one expects their marriage to ever end, but it can and does happen often, and you can bet your ass the claws immediately come out for the money once it does. Might as well protect yourself just in case.
     
  9. [FnG]magnolia

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    It's rare to see sta
    It's rare to see statistics happening before your very eyes but here we are :/
     
  10. Efour

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    Just don't get married. It's the 21 century now. Is Britain still so outdated:p
     
  11. UTmaniac

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    Contact Ryan Giggs for advice.;)
     
  12. MooMoo444

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    Being together so long and having kids, they'll just tear up any pre-nup. It'll be irrelevant. Her and the kids welfare will be priority in a split.
     
  13. =XDC=FluphyBunny

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    Troll thread ?

    OP suspended?
     
  14. DampCat

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    In this situation maybe, but not as a rule, so his point stands.
     
  15. zoomee

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    Edited: better wait for court first lol ;)

    +1

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  16. Destination

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    Hope things work out the best for all, and that the kids find stability and a good path forwards.
     
  17. Freddie1980

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    How is sticking his assets in a company going to protect him? Unless the company is owned by a 3rd party he can trust she will be entitled to his share of the company and all of its assets.
     
  18. Psycho Sonny

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    an estate trust type situation like that guy who inherited £11 billion last year. i imagine that is protected from divorce.
     
  19. zoomee

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    Bumpatron!

    Saw this on my lunch time walk today, which amused me :p

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