I do not know a single person who has gotten a prenup. Consider, too, that my network is vast. If there’s anyone out there reading this who has gotten one, please contact me.
There are a few reasons to get a prenup: 1) You’re a major celebrity like Tiger Woods, 2) You stand to inherit billions like Athina Roussel who is the sole heir to the Onassis fortune, or 3) You own property. I fall into the last category. Not only that, I have built up my own little nest egg that is mine. Not my husband’s. Not community property. It is my hard-earned money.
I’ve consulted many friends regarding this–friends with inheritances, friends who came in with a lot of money, friends who had property. Across the board, they did not put together a prenup. Further, they questioned, “Do you really want to bring up the topic?” I’ve gone back and forth and figured that I didn’t really care. I agreed. Why bring it up anyway? What’s mine is his and what’s his is mine.
But then a friend of mine put me to the test during drinks the other day. It really made me rethink the issue. He asked, “Let’s say you were marrying someone who came into the marriage with a lot of money. Then he asked you to sign a prenup. What would you say? Would you be offended?”
I shook my head. “I would absolutely not be offended. What’s his money is his money. I’d have no problem signing a prenup.”
“Then there’s your answer.”