I want to get a divorce from my wife but am afraid that I will have to give a lot of my money to her. You see when we started going out she had nothing and I was the one with the savings who put the deposit on our house and everything. Pretty much straight after our wedding she had our first daughter and never worked after that. I feel it’s unfair that she will be entitled to what is mine and yet there is nothing of hers for me to take.
This situation you are left in is exactly why prenuptial agreements, though unromantic, are a very wise decision. Especially given the get out free – or should I say the get out richer – card that divorce gives people.
You need to decide whether money or happiness is more important to you. OK so you will lose a good deal of money but if you stay married your wife will still have access to your wealth anyway.
I know you say your wife didn’t work after you got married but she has raised your children and no doubt cooked your meals which is something the court will appreciate even if you don’t.
I suggest you get yourself a good lawyer who can show that a good deal of your money was accumulated before you even met your wife. Of course, a lot will depend on who gets custody of your children. Have you forgotten them in all this? I urge you not to let this divorce get too nasty for their sakes.