Surviving Prenuptial Agreements

Family Money
by Judy Barber

I stood with a group of young people at a reception at a family conference where I had facilitated a program on prenuptial agreements.Several had attended the session and asked me a few questions. But they were primarily talking to each other about the difficulties they faced in dealing with this issue.

One man felt obligated to the family holding company and to his father’s desire that assets stay in the family.Another, whose family’s business had recently been sold, couldn’t imagine asking his wife, a successful business woman, to sign such an agreement.A young woman felt at a loss as to how to broach the topic with the man who would soon propose to her. More…