I got engaged on Christmas, and I’m so excited! BUT-I have been living on my own and working for over a decade. I have a decent amount in savings and retirement, and I own my own condo. When I get married, will my (then-)husband automatically be entitled to half of my assets? Can he access them? What happens if we do get divorced for some reason?
Congratulations on your engagement! Also, good for you! Not only have you been financially smart while living on your own, but you have the foresight to consider the “what if” scenarios. It sounds like you may benefit from a pre-nuptial agreement if you have these concerns. First, you should speak with your fiancé about wanting a pre-nup, and why. Then, you should consult with an attorney so that it is drafted correctly and therefore, less likely to be challenged. In a pre-nuptial agreement, you can itemize not only what happens to your current assets, but also what could happen to your future assets, if you unfortunately were to get divorced.
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