Would you go into a corporate partnership with someone who told you that, in order to “seal the deal,” you had to sign a partnership agreement that protected mainly his interests? Would you squelch the small voice within that wanted to question his actions and motives? Would you feel strong-armed? Do you really think this would be a good person with whom to go into business?
Most onlookers would say it’s obvious that this is not the way to build trust or start a healthy relationship. Friends and advisors might tell you that being pushed into signing away your rights should send up warning flags all over the place and they’d counsel you not to give your signature to anything or anyone under those circumstances.
Something strange happens to people when it comes to putting pen to paper on a prenuptial agreement. There seems to be a thick layer of denial present and my guess is because love is involved. Most people see love and business like oil and water. But marriage is a legal contract. In fact, marriage is the greatest legal partnership most people will enter into in their lives — and a family is nothing short of a corporation.
As a soon-to-be-wed couple, you are not only joining your hearts, you are also combining your home, family, and social and financial structures. In essence, there isn’t one area of your life that marriage doesn’t impact. Despite the fact that we use terms such as “marriage contract,” and “divorce court,” people still don’t seem to understand that marriage is a business deal.
Read more here, than come back and tell us — would you sign a prenup? Why or why not?