The way I see it a prenup is a way of admiting you have doubts about the other person. What do y'all think?
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Prenuptual agreements are not so simple as you think.
Given that most marriages in the US end in divorce, the odds are actually against you. The median length of marriages in the US is approximately 11 years. That's hardly "till death do us part".
Prenups are very important if one - or both individual have considerable inheritable assets. For example, let's say Teasegirl has a brother... Teaseboy.
Teasegirl gets married with no prenup agreement. Sometime in the future, your parents both die and both of you each inherit half of their assets. If you get into a divorce after this period, you stand to lose half of your inheritance value.
That means your brother gets 50%. You get 25%. Your ex-spouse gets 25%. I am certain that is not how your dead parents intended all their hard work to be distributed.
Prenup aren't necessary for all people. With most people living a low to middle wage income, a 50/50 split of assets is considered fair by most courts. Especially if the woman is a homemaker. It's generally looked upon as malicious, if the husband wants a prenup knowing he is the only wage earner, while the woman is a homemaker. A prenup would financially devastate her life if a divorce took place. That means the courts consider a homemaker an equally valued job.
Really, prenups are only necessary if you have huge assets before the marriage, or if you have kids from a previous relationship and want to make sure your assets will be inherited by them in the future.1