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  •  Many of these marriages are long term (4+ / 0-)

    and were entered into long before "prenups" became anything that was commonly done, except perhaps in the cases of very wealthy partners.

    I do thinnk a long term spouse that sacrificed the chance to enter in to a career due to the demands of the higher earners career demands (particularly if those demands required the stay at home or minimal earner to take on the demands of running the home and taking care of the children pretty exclusively) - because the underylying presumption is that "WE are doing this to save for OUR retirement"....then the high earner does indeed have a duty to pay from the fruits of that salary to the other spouse.

    i am in that very position and spent decades supporting the careers of my ex - he is at his peak earnings now, and i am working an entry level crap job at 55, when we had discussions in the past about trying to stay in one place so I could get established somewhere but the needs of his career always trumped my job or eduction prospects. I damn sure think he owes me a lot - i gave up a lifetime so we could secure our financial security for retirement. He is now very secure and I am not. It is not "enslavement" to honor promises made.

    In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. John Adams

    by blue armadillo on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 06:50:21 AM PST

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    •  As far as prenups are concerned (1+ / 0-)
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      They never work that way. While supposedly they can protect the personal property of both parties, overwhelmingly they are used to bully a woman into signing away her legal rights so the man can walk away from the marriage and leave her with nothing.

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