Unless your a lawyer, you probably don’t really know much about prenuptial agreements. For example, did you know that prenuptial agreements that “promote divorce” are unenforceable? Or that you can’t put anything in your prenup about religion, child custody, and damages for cheating? Before you try to take a wack at filing your own prenup, learn what you can and can’t do.
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1) Where child custody and visitation rights are concerned, bear in mind that if your parents are still living they may wish to see their grandchildren. A lawyer can advise you of grandparent rights where applicable.
Proceed carefully with the conversation. Your spouse’s reaction may be one of surprise or apprehension. Your partner may first assume that the marriage is in trouble or that you want a divorce -especially if you’ve never discussed marriage contracts. Handle this sensitive topic carefully.
A temporary guardianship form is a contract between two people about to wed that outlines how assets will be distributed in the event of divorce or death. The notion of a prenup is not new. In fact, it has existed for thousands of years in some form or another, particularly among royalty in European and far Eastern societies who needed to protect their family’s wealth and namesake. However, you don’t need to be rich and famous to need a postnuptial agreement.
But the claim is moot. Ms. Bullock, 45, believes it is now too late for her to bear children. She and Mr. James waited too long- based upon their being on ‘high alert’ for Sunny, never knowing when Sunny’s mother would be un-wakeable from drug use. According to Ms. Bullock, ‘Sunny has been told by Janine to go upstairs to the neighbors’ if that happens. But Sunny told her that the neighbors moved and so while her mother is ‘asleep on the couch’, she paints ‘mommy pictures or I go play outside by the fountain’.
Particularly if you are wealthy and getting married, your friends and family may worry about what will happen in the event of a divorce. Your partner, if less wealthy than yourself, may become subjected to behind-the-back slurs accusing them of being a gold-digger. By signing a prenuptial contract, you are effectively telling the world that this is about love for your partner and not your money; and minds will be eased as a result.