According to the news, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson are engaged. Congrats to the happy couple.
At the risk of sounding unromantic, I’m guessing that the over/under for how long their marriage will last, if it gets that far, is about two years.
So if I can give them one piece of advice, especially Ariana since I assume she’s the bread winner, they should have a prenuptial agreement.
Some people don’t like prenups because they don’t like to think about divorce. I’ve heard some people say that if you are thinking about a prenup then you shouldn’t even get married. That of course is a bunch of nonsense.
A marriage is really a business and a prenup is a partnership agreement. Any good business startup identifies how things will be handled if one partner wants out of the business. A prenup is no different. You are hoping for the best and preparing for the worst.
If you are getting married in Illinois it’s important to remember that to be a valid and enforceable it needs to be completed at least 30 days before the wedding and each party should have their own attorney to review the document with them.
It’s important to remember that a prenup doesn’t have to say that if you get divorced that one party gets nothing. It can say whatever you want it to say. The bigger point is that if you do get divorced then you won’t waste time and tens of thousands on lawyers (or in the case of these two love birds, likely millions) because the document will control everything.
And you don’t need to be millionaires for a prenup to be a good idea. It’s smart for any marriage and quite honestly it should be a requirement for anyone who is looking to get married. It could save a lot of trouble and heartache down the road.
So best of luck and many congratulations to the happy couple. I hope it lasts. And if it doesn’t last I hope that you are smart now so you don’t have legal regret later.