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How women can use a prenup to protect assets before marriage

You may think of prenuptial agreements as contracts drawn up by wealthy men marrying younger women in order to protect the man's wealth, but these days it's women who are seeking prenups. As women are increasingly tying the knot later in life they often find themselves with substantial personal assets when they do marry. It's only natural to want to protect the financial security you bring to a marriage, and the best way to do this is with a prenuptial agreement.

Do I have to sign the prenup my fiancé has given me?

When it comes to the subject of prenuptial agreements, the important thing to remember is that everyone's situation is different. For some couples, they may have been married before and therefore come to their next marriage with a considerable amount of assets. For them, a prenuptial agreement is about protecting what they had in the event that divorce should strike twice. For others, the situation may be very different.

Prenuptial agreements can be helpful, but hard to break

Prenuptial agreements have become more and more popular over the years, and it is not hard to see why. The divorce rate continues to hover around 50 percent, so anyone getting married in America these days has to know that almost half of marriages end in divorce. And anyone who is currently going through a divorce, or has previously, probably knows that there are many complicated issues that must be settled. That is where prenuptial agreements come in. The agreements, drawn up and signed prior to the marriage can make things much easier in the event that the marriage does end in divorce.

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