Me personally I think it is smart to make sure you go out a marriage with what you came into a marriage with. Nobody goes into a marriage thinking it's going to be over soon, but there is always a chance it might happen. How do you feel about a prenup?
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How about we consider, for a moment, "Until Death Do Us Part" and see the wisdom of a prenup and a family trust to go with it.
Man A marries Woman A.
Woman A dies of natural causes. Man A has all. They have children together, called family A.
Man A wants to get remarried, because he is lonely. Enter woman B, who also has kids from a previous existence, called family B.
Now, Man A wants to leave his lifetime of wealth he got with Woman A to family A, because it is family A's rightful entitlement to get what Man A and Woman A earned together.
Likewise, Woman B wants to do the same with her children, for family B.
If Man A marries Woman B, essentially whichever dies first is "winner take all" and one family will be disinherited as all the wealth transfers to the remaining surviving spouse, which in turn goes to THEIR children in their will. So if man A dies first, family B gets family A's inheritance as well as family B's (rightful) inheritance, and family A receives nothing.
I don't know if the prenup covers it specifically, but legal agreements of this nature for the purpose of death and taxes make lots of sense. You will want what each party brought into the marriage to at least be separate from the marriage and committed to the descendants Trustee as part of a Living Trust. In my example, divorce is never invoked.