Thursday, June 16, 2011

Should gay couples make pre-nuptial agreements before marrying?

I got an email from someone associated with a law firm in Connecticut, Terbrusch, which recently conducted a webinar on how gay partners need to be careful about their wealth even in states where gay marriage is legally recognized. Many complications can occur, particularly if one partner moves out of state; a divorce or legal separation may become impossible,

The firm has a white paper on why every couple should have a pre-nuptial agreement, and I suppose that applies to gay couples, too. Here is their link.

They also have a domain name “preups for all” here.

Is this cynical? Does a culture of “look out for number 1” undermine marriage in the gay world just as in the straight world? Does it turn all marriage into "civil union"? In Virginia, gay couples can't even "do that".
William and Catherine still say, “we were glad.”

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