Why am I pro prenup? For years we have danced around the topic of prenups when it comes to marriage. When we think prenup, let’s be honest our minds automatically go to “wow there must be a lack of trust”. We also see them as a standard amongst celebs and couples. This is mainly due to one party having significantly more assets than the other. We need to start looking at them as a normal part of the wedding planning process, after all its 2022!
A prenup is more than a way to secure assets. It’s a way to solidify a plan for the future, ensure your family comes first, and ensure property/investments secure for your families future. A prenup can be a mutually beneficial agreement between two people, you can work to make it your own.
When discussing our future and our individual values my significant other and I discussed our feelings in regards to a prenup and it was very liberating to open up that line of communication. Neither of us come from a place of miss-trust/selfishness, but rather that we have both built lives before meeting and want to ensure our families future is secure.
To help break the stigma, I’m sharing my top 3 reasons for wanting a prenup:
I spent the last 5 years growing and investing in something I love. I’ve poured my heart, soul and money into Simply Loved and a prenup is a way to protect that. It’s a way to ensure the business will always belong to me and if I can no longer run it, it benefits my future family.
My Future Children
Its no secret I love children and cannot wait for the day I have some of my own. Having a prenup is a way to ensure that if something happens to me they are financially taken care of, property is divided among them along with my business.
To Clarify Financial Rights/Responsibilities
Both my parents always maintained separate bank accounts and then an established shared account. This is something I want to model. I want to establish that we will both maintain our own account and contribute to a shared account for emergencies, family trips and rainy day fun. This will also ensure we’re both protected financially if for whatever reason the marriage doesn’t work out.
Jun 12, 2022