This challenge comes from a small writing group. We have a large series of random questions that we answer and share. The goal is to answer at least one per week. My personal goal is to do this for one year and the end is in sight for me.
Would you ever sign a prenuptial agreement? Would it upset you?
I would sign in a heartbeat…maybe. If the person I am marrying has been previously married and has children from that marriage, this would need to be addressed first. I have seen enough of life to know that some things need to be protected under any circumstances.
If my spouse or I had a business that was generating a significant amount of income I would want to make sure it is protected. If either of us has multiple properties those would need to be addressed. If there is an aging pet involved it should be covered. The extensive collection of fine art or antiques probably would be part of the discussion. If none of these apply it’s still a good idea to make sure both parties final wishes are understood.
Sadly I have seen a wife who ignored her husband’s wish to be buried in the family plot that he maintained most of his life and chose the city site instead. The husband who gave his wife’s wedding dress to the cleaning lady and not her daughters. Some of this is done because the other party is not fully aware of the significance or history involved.
I am a fan of having a prenup ready with the list of music I would like to be played at my memorial service and for my many quilting friends, the disposition of my fabric stash. It just seems like in this day and age it’s safer if you put it in writing.