Pre-nup

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-22-2011
Pre-nup
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Fri, 12-02-2011 - 8:50am

I just read the post "Christmas question"....

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-23-2011
In reply to: justwondering
Fri, 12-02-2011 - 9:45am

Hi JustW,

We had a similar situation in that our income is disproportionate.

Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2006
In reply to: justwondering
Fri, 12-02-2011 - 11:41am

Well, I don't have a black and white answer, but here are my thoughts.

The main thing that whether you are talking about a pre-nup or how to manage finances now, it has to be something you can both live with and not harbor any resentments over.

Serenity
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
In reply to: justwondering
Fri, 12-02-2011 - 2:04pm

I think it will be easier if you don't combine the 2 separate issues of splitting expenses now and what would happen to your assets if you got divorced or died?

First I think it's totally fair to split expenses in proportion to income--you aren't really being a burden on him if he was able to pay for all his household expenses by himself before you & your kids moved in.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-13-2010
In reply to: justwondering
Sat, 12-03-2011 - 9:58am

That is exactly what dh did before we bought our condo...took out a life insurance policy on me to cover my share of the condo which, because we are now married, own jointly.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-13-2010
In reply to: justwondering
Sat, 12-03-2011 - 10:12am

You're situation sounds perfect!