Before getting married, some couples choose to sign a pre-nuptial agreement that typically lays out who will get what if the marriage ends in divorce, but what one husband has included in the contract that he's asked his wife-to-be to sign might keep her from marrying him altogether. His fiancee posted some of his demands on Reddit, asking the Internet for their amateur legal advice on what she should do.
In the post, she starts by saying that the neurosurgeon she is about to wed put in an infidelity clause that states she gets nothing if she were to ever cheat on him. From there, it got a lot more bizarre. She explained, "I am not sure if I interpreted this correctly so anyone may correct me, but in the prenup my fiancé mentioned that for every child I have for him, I get a chunk of money, which to me doesn't sound legal but maybe it is?"
While that is only a little strange, it's the next part that got most people up in arms. She wrote, "He put in a clause that stated that I have to lose any weight I gain after child birth, at least 30 lbs of it in the first year following childbirth."
She ran the document by her lawyer, but that just happens to be her future father-in-law, who obviously saw no issues with it.
Because she posted her story in Reddit's Legal Advice forum, people were only supposed to give legal counsel and not comment on her relationship, but that didn't stop them from doing so. Many urged her to call off the wedding, but all of those replies were removed and commenting was turned off.
There was still plenty of legal advice too, including, "If I were in your shoes, I’d want a counter clause saying that he needs to provide childcare and a personal trainer, nutritionist and chef to come to your home while you’re trying to meet his unrealistic expectations," and "I would add to it that if the husband also gains 30 pounds and does not lose it within a year then it invalidates the requirement on her. It should be equal on both parties. Same thing with the cheating clause and any other rule."
No word on if the bride-to-be still plans to go through with the marriage.
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