“Thought for the Day” #839 – by Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M.

November 4, 2016

Pre-nuptial agreements, while highly advisable, are not appropriate for all couples.  Even where significant economic disparity exists between future spouses, other factors such as love and affection, trust, commitment, and other emotional considerations may dictate that the couple will forego the otherwise sensible and legally sound approach.  Although there are considerations for all future spouses, ultimately the wealthier spouse-to-be, or equally wealthy spouses-to-be, must decide whether forgoing the pre-nuptial agreement as a prerequisite for entering into marriage is worth the potential risks.