Monday, we found out that Kim Kardashian filed for divorce, to no one’s surprise but her husband’s. Luckily for her, or him, or maybe no one at all, the couple had a pre-nuptial agreement. Basically, what they both went in the relationship with, they’re coming out with. So Kim gets to keep her money and Kris gets to keep his. In this particular situation, I suppose it makes sense. If they didn’t get a prenup and decided to separate after only 72 days, that would’ve probably been the best get rich quick scheme in a while.
However, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: pre-nuptial agreements are a recipe for divorce. Signing a prenup means you’re thinking about your marriage not working out. Divorce in the US is about 1 out of every 2 marriages. How frustrating is that? Are people even trying anymore? Did you try counseling? Did you consider praying? Are you listening to your significant other? It’s just ridiculous. A prenuptial agreement is pretty much a way of saying, “I don’t know you well enough to know if we’re going to be able to work through anything. I don’t trust you well enough that we can’t work things out. I want my stuff, and you have your stuff.” Argh!
Fellow blogger Kevin from Thousandaire just made a hilarious video about why you should get a prenuptial agreement. You can watch the video here. He makes good points, but it still goes back to people not making the best decisions regarding who they should marry. Who should get a prenup? Is it just for rich people or should everyday couples get them too? If you didn’t get one, was it a particular reason? If you did get one, do you anticipate a divorce. I want to know what you think.