Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pre-nups: Yay or Nay

I’m deadlocked on this issue!
When people sign a prenuptial agreement they agree, before they get married, how to divide up assets in the event of a divorce! WTF Man ! What gets me is the whole conflict in them: the position of “I love you and want to spend the rest of my life with you”, with the caveat of “oh, baby but just in case” can you sign this.I do understand the practical level about how prenups are – practical, but on the level of love, I don’t see how you’re allowed to hedge your bets when it comes to marriage! I thought marriage was the ultimate expression of love. Signing a prenups makes marriage an ultimate expression of love with an asterisk *on the side. If you build together than there should be an equal value split amongst the two.
On the flip side if I’m a well to do and you come into the relationship with a bag (lol) you should go out with what you came in with. Maybe it’s not fair, but one could question the motive of his or her partner. When Maria Carey made Nick Cannon sign one everybody said that she was smart in doing that, but when a man makes a women sign a prenup they go “You can’t put a price on my love”. If you are rich then you aren’t a regular house wife, you don’t cook you eat out. Like Eddie Murphy said “ What you going to get a job at boutique on the weekends, here’s Three hundred Million and seventy dollars cause I want to do my share”. Get the F **k my face wit that Bull ‘ish. So there you go I’m dead locked” What do you think?