Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Economic Transactions Masquerading As Love Marriages
I generally don't like to do this, but here I'm just going to link to an interesting column penned by a woman whose fiancée is trying to get her to sign a pre-nup - Will You Marry Me.
I think most of us marry within our *socio-economic tribe* so even if one half of a marriage brings a bit more financially to the table, the amount usually isn't too problematic.
But there are plenty of instances of trust-funded wealthy people marrying below their station. And in those cases the pre-nup idea most often comes from the *parents*. Think about it, if one is Moronic enough to marry down....then in all likelihood they are too clueless to think about *asset protection*.
Okay, that last line was a jest.
Now read this article - The Chilling Effect Of State's Divorce Laws - for some horror stories on alimony.
Though I haven't researched it much, I'll be that if I did, I'd come down against state-sanctioned marriage for both verts and inverts.
For the record, I'd never sign a pre-nup - not even if I was marrying Bill Gates' daughter.
Yeah, my ego is that big and my brain that small.