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What does it mean when you sign a prenup?

Does it mean if you get divorced each person leaves with half? Or only leaves with what they brought?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:06 PM on Feb. 22, 2009 in Relationships

Answers (4)
  • A prenup can have any terms written into it. You want to read it through and get some legal advice before signing it.

    Answer by timelessglass at 3:07 PM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • Definitely get an attorney to help out with this. They have specific things in them and you want to make sure that if something does go wrong that you won't get completely screwed in the process.

    Answer by coala at 3:09 PM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • i would talk to someone but i think it means you get what you come in with so if he has a millon dollars and you sine saying ok theen you devorce he gets to keep his money so talk to someone and READ IT ALL. you might be able to work something out and come to terms on something.

    Answer by tabbys4 at 3:12 PM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • For the most part if you divorce you leave with what you CAME in to the marriage with. Any "extra" money or materialistic things you acquire while married NOT related to the original list of items (like new property, new stocks, new jewelry, etc.) would likely be divvied up fairly.

    I am not a fan of prenups and would never sign one. To me they are indicative of either a lack of trust in one or both partners, or lack of faith that the relationship will be a lifelong one.

    Answer by LoriKeet at 3:48 PM on Feb. 22, 2009

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