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Whatever your stance may be on prenuptial agreements you should at least know what it is that you are for or against. Prenuptial agreements have existed for thousands of years. They didn’t always look the way they do now. Seventeenth-century dowries served as one form of prenuptial agreements; the Hebrew marriage contract called the Ketubah, protecting a woman’s financial and legal rights, is another early version of the prenuptial agreement. Clearly, cultures across the world and through history have considered these agreements valuable. And maybe you should too. Since they can, however, be the cause of some arguments in a relationship, you should know all you can about them before bringing them up to your betrothed. Here are things you may not know about prenups.

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They can protect your business

You may only be thinking about your personal assets when considering a prenup. Right now, so you’re so in love with your fiancé that you can’t imagine not wanting him to have what you have. But if you own a business with other people, you need to protect them with a prenup. Should you get a divorce without a prenup, your ex could own part of your business. Your partners didn’t sign up for that.

 

 

 

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