Why Should Prenuptial Agreements Be Just For The Rich & Famous?
Right now I’m going to be one of those slightly pathetic girls who reference an episode of “Sex and the City” to try and make a point, but then again who am I kidding, because I learned a lot from those four ladies. Thinking back to season three, when Charlotte was on the cusp of marrying Trey and found out she was getting locked into a shady prenuptial agreement has got me wondering about the subject. If I got married right now and my fiancé and I decided to have a prenuptial agreement, what the hell would he even be able to take from me? My favorite pillow? My DVR? My favorite necklaces? Oh wait I already lost those a week ago. The point is that when a couple splits, there will always be a division of the assets. Since not all of us are rich enough to be arguing over millions (or even thousands!), I think there should be a modern day adjustment to what we consider an “asset.” DVD collection, record collection, furniture, gifts, pets, even certain friends are all assets. There are also certain clauses in pre-nups that should certainly be considered, such as the infidelity clause. Reportedly, Catherine Zeta-Jones will get more dough if Michael Douglas strays.
I’m not saying everyone needs a pre-nup, but it is something to seriously consider if you want to protect yourself and certain precious things in your life. I would love to say “all you need is love,” but I think we all learned our lesson from Paul McCartney now didn’t we?