Living: What Price Love?

Read Carefully Before tying the knot, couples are signing on the dotted line

When Keith, 31, first raised the issue of a prenuptial agreement with his fiancee Sarah, 32, she balked. For a month the Manhattan stockbroker danced around the subject, then he pressed hard. "I said if we don't sign a prenuptial, we can't get married," he recalls. Finally Sarah, an advertising executive, consented, and each hired a lawyer. Keith's attorney drafted the first version, largely to protect money the groom expects to inherit from his family, and Sarah "flipped out," says Keith. "She was almost in tears." It took months before the couple hammered out an agreement that allowed them to keep...

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