Protecting a Lifetime of Achievement
Imagine the situation where you are in your second marriage. You have significant assets, and chose because of romantic inclinations not to draft that prenuptial agreement your divorce lawyer had suggested. You have been married all of nine months, during which time you fully furnished the marital home by liquidating a portion of your CD holdings. Your spouse has been spending money like it is going out of style, but you don’t want to make waves early on. Besides, you can afford some extravagances.
You then discover that your spouse has been carrying on an affair with the ex. The response upon confrontation is “I can see anyone I darn well please.” “Well, then, why did you marry me?” “For your money, of course.” (Facts exaggerated for illustrative purposes – please forgive us.)
A divorce action on adultery grounds is immediately initiated. You can agree upon nothing. You at least have a significant amount of separate assets that you came into the marriage with. The worst that can happen is your spouse receives a significant share of the marital assets.