The Pros and Cons of Signing a Prenup

Let's be real — prenups are not romantic. No one madly in love wants to think about the divorce before they walk down the aisle, say "I do" and travel into the sunset for their honeymoon. Nothing screams mood-kill louder than lawyers, legal contacts and dividing assets with your soon-to-be spouse.

As unromantic as it sounds, many couples take the prenuptial agreement route before tying the knot. Check out the advantages and disadvantages of signing a prenup, as told by the ladies "The Real."

Pros

1. Reduces Conflicts
“Everything that we made before, he can’t touch,” Tamera shared of her prenup with hubby Adam. “But now that we’re one, I don’t have a problem. We’re in this together, you know."

2. Protects Your Coins
Jeannie and her husband Freddy signed a post-nuptial agreement after they got married. “I wrote a post-nup that says if you ever cheat on me, then that victim — the person who is innocent — gets to take you to the bank!”

3. Takes Care of Your Family
A prenup can protect the financial stability of your children. Without a legal contract, you may lose half of an inheritance or properties you have set aside for your kids.

Cons

4. What Happened to 'Til Death Do Us Part'?
“I think, don’t do it and don’t ask me,” Tamar stated. “After you get married, it just seems like you are planning for the divorce.”

5. Implies You Have No Faith
“I think marriage is a big step of faith and love,” Tamera explained. “I believe once you get married, it’s for better or for worse.”

6. Exposes Trust Issues
If one partner doesn’t want a prenup, or understand its value, this can create serious trust issues at the beginning of the marriage.

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