We've been talking about having a prenup. Basically I make a much higher salary, we both own real estate, but he has a lot more of it, and we've agreed to a 50/50 split of everything should the marriage fail. We have two family friends going through miserable divorces, both of whom will likely just end up with 50/50 anyway, minus a third of their money going to lawyers. The thought is we'd pre-empt any of that lawyering if anything went wrong.
We're both comfortable with this, but it keeps bugging us both- is signing a prenup preparing to fail? Or is it good because we both know neither would benefit from a divorce? We're planning on doing it at the same time as the change in wills and trusts so that it's part of the legal work involved in getting married. Thoughts?