Postnups?

  • Article by: GAIL ROSENBLUM , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 12, 2008 - 2:25 PM

Yep. As more people enter second or third marriages, these voluntary contracts are increasing. But lawyers counsel couples to proceed with caution.

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mensanSep. 13, 08 7:19 AM

On the one hand, what an innovative way to say to your spouse and the world that you don't trust them, or your own judgment, either. On the other hand, with a predicted prevalence of 1-2%, it's not exactly intimating that society's opinion of human nature is that we're doomed. On the other other hand, this development may suggest that we are getting closer to the time when people enter into a 'marriage' of fixed length, which makes much more sense given the increasing length of lifespans, and greater mobility and freedom for historically dis-empowered members of society.

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Izzy96Sep. 13, 08 1:52 PM

If my dad worked 38 years living frugally, and saving most of his money, and thenhe leaves his money to me, then why should my new wife get the assets if I die instead of my kids from a previous marriage? Dad didn't work all those years to give his money to a woman he never met, rather than the 2 grandkids he adored. Do I need a postnup?

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BarryBenSep. 14, 08 2:11 PM

Why would anyone Want To Get Married In This Day and Age If They Were Not Planning To Have Any Children............. Hang-Out,As They Say,As Long As The Relationship Is Strong and Moving Forward........ If and When That Ends, Sorry-To-Say, Move On....

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mpribbleSep. 15, 08 3:57 PM

Uh, why get married if you are not planning to have kids. Spouse is 'officially' Next of kin'. Anything happens to you. S/he gets informed, can order/refuse treatments, etc. Anyone 'hostile to relationship' doesn't get an opinion. (Well, not true, but the law is USUALLY on YOUR side.) your JOINT assets are protected in case of death. (SPouse gets half, unless a pre-nup). You need some more reasons??

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