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Marriage/Alimony and how it affects lottery winners

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Posted: March 25, 2009, 10:20 pm - IP Logged

Right now I am a SINGLE 25 yr old male.     I have no children.

My question is shall I win the jackpot of a major lottery.......is that considered "joint" property if I would get married down the road in my lifetime.

Or is alimony, etc based only from the time of marriage until divorce.

 

I heard of prenuptial agreements.   very useful apparently.....but aren't those meant for RICH successful individuals who have high steady income annually.    With a jackpot....and a lump sum......that is not an annual income flow.     Just curious.

 

Also about children.   Since I would be rich.  Should I have a Vasectomy.   To avoid the painful issue of a potential gold digger wife who may want high-end child support payments.

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    Posted: March 25, 2009, 10:50 pm - IP Logged

    Marriage shouldn't even be considered if you don't trust them.

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      Posted: March 25, 2009, 10:55 pm - IP Logged

      It isn't necessarily all about trust.   Half of all the marriages in the US ends up in divorce.    Most marriages have initial good intentions and good trust.    It is just that circumstances may cause the marriage to dissolve.    It has nothing to do with money most of the time.

      Anyways I think I answered my own question.  I live in a community property state-->New mexico.   Thus property acquired PRIOR to a marriage is considered seperate and sole custody of the owner.    "Joint" or 50/50 only exists during the tenure of the marriage.

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        Posted: March 25, 2009, 11:11 pm - IP Logged

        It isn't necessarily all about trust.   Half of all the marriages in the US ends up in divorce.    Most marriages have initial good intentions and good trust.    It is just that circumstances may cause the marriage to dissolve.    It has nothing to do with money most of the time.

        Anyways I think I answered my own question.  I live in a community property state-->New mexico.   Thus property acquired PRIOR to a marriage is considered seperate and sole custody of the owner.    "Joint" or 50/50 only exists during the tenure of the marriage.

        That's something you might want to consider if you have thoughts of finding a rich woman to marry.

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          Posted: March 25, 2009, 11:45 pm - IP Logged

          It isn't necessarily all about trust.   Half of all the marriages in the US ends up in divorce.    Most marriages have initial good intentions and good trust.    It is just that circumstances may cause the marriage to dissolve.    It has nothing to do with money most of the time.

          Anyways I think I answered my own question.  I live in a community property state-->New mexico.   Thus property acquired PRIOR to a marriage is considered seperate and sole custody of the owner.    "Joint" or 50/50 only exists during the tenure of the marriage.

          I agree with you on all points.  But, asking them to sign a pre-nup is basically telling them that you don't have that initial trust.  It's not a good way to start off a marriage if you ask me.

          The solution is to not get married.

           

          Anyways... this isn't a marriage board.  We should probably get back on topic.

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            Posted: March 26, 2009, 1:28 am - IP Logged

            Right now I am a SINGLE 25 yr old male.     I have no children.

            My question is shall I win the jackpot of a major lottery.......is that considered "joint" property if I would get married down the road in my lifetime.

            Or is alimony, etc based only from the time of marriage until divorce.

             

            I heard of prenuptial agreements.   very useful apparently.....but aren't those meant for RICH successful individuals who have high steady income annually.    With a jackpot....and a lump sum......that is not an annual income flow.     Just curious.

             

            Also about children.   Since I would be rich.  Should I have a Vasectomy.   To avoid the painful issue of a potential gold digger wife who may want high-end child support payments.

            A marriage is a 3-way contract between you, the spouse, and the state you live in and or get divorced in. The state you live in will determine the rules of prenupts, community property, divorce, alimony, child support, etc.

            Your options living in NM will differ than your options living in TX, therefore the answer is "it depends where you live."

            As an aside, your future ex-wife could spend 3 days in Nevada and file for and be granted a divorce from you there.

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              Posted: March 26, 2009, 2:00 am - IP Logged

              Cool info. 

              Logistics with winning the lottery comes issues and problems one needs to be prepared for and planned out.

              The lottery after is a potential asset that can be deemed necessary to litigation disputes involving the winner's creditors.

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                Posted: March 26, 2009, 4:03 am - IP Logged

                Cool info. 

                Logistics with winning the lottery comes issues and problems one needs to be prepared for and planned out.

                The lottery after is a potential asset that can be deemed necessary to litigation disputes involving the winner's creditors.

                If I win the lottery, i would never get married.  I would get a permanant girlfriend.  One of my customers is a rich Orthodentist and he's been dating this nice woman for 30 years. Never got married.

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                  Posted: March 26, 2009, 4:52 am - IP Logged

                  hope they don't live together cause most states that is a marriage after so long


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                    Posted: March 26, 2009, 9:18 am - IP Logged

                    If I win the lottery, i would never get married.  I would get a permanant girlfriend.  One of my customers is a rich Orthodentist and he's been dating this nice woman for 30 years. Never got married.

                    Lee Marvin,the late actor tried that a couple of decades ago.His ex-girlfriend sued him for "palamony" and cleaned him out.Of course that was in California where they tend to see things a little differently.

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                      Posted: March 26, 2009, 9:43 am - IP Logged

                      Right now I am a SINGLE 25 yr old male.     I have no children.

                      My question is shall I win the jackpot of a major lottery.......is that considered "joint" property if I would get married down the road in my lifetime.

                      Or is alimony, etc based only from the time of marriage until divorce.

                       

                      I heard of prenuptial agreements.   very useful apparently.....but aren't those meant for RICH successful individuals who have high steady income annually.    With a jackpot....and a lump sum......that is not an annual income flow.     Just curious.

                       

                      Also about children.   Since I would be rich.  Should I have a Vasectomy.   To avoid the painful issue of a potential gold digger wife who may want high-end child support payments.

                      A prenup would be a good idea for any lottery winner.  As a big winner you should have a steady stream of income from all of your investments, so you need to protect it.

                      On your last point, I think you're getting carried away.  If you're thinking of children as property or bargaining chips in a divorce, you're not ready for children yet.

                       

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                        Posted: March 26, 2009, 10:20 am - IP Logged

                        I agree with Todd, i could not of said it better.

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                          Posted: March 26, 2009, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

                          Right now I am a SINGLE 25 yr old male.     I have no children.

                          My question is shall I win the jackpot of a major lottery.......is that considered "joint" property if I would get married down the road in my lifetime.

                          Or is alimony, etc based only from the time of marriage until divorce.

                           

                          I heard of prenuptial agreements.   very useful apparently.....but aren't those meant for RICH successful individuals who have high steady income annually.    With a jackpot....and a lump sum......that is not an annual income flow.     Just curious.

                           

                          Also about children.   Since I would be rich.  Should I have a Vasectomy.   To avoid the painful issue of a potential gold digger wife who may want high-end child support payments.

                          The ONLY way to do it is to have already in place what's called a Legacy Trust! That will keep anyone and everyone away from the money and the money will go on for generations to come long after you are gone! Just think about all the future generations that will benefit from you and your thoughtfulness to start such a legacy for all of your future bloodline. All of the checks will go to them with your name on it!

                          How do you think the Kennedy's the Rockefeller's and the others do it? How does their money go from generation to generation without worry about the divorcing and the like? Well you now have your answer! It's called Legacy Trust!

                          Do yourself a favor and go out online and do some research on the matter of Legacy Trust and you'll see what I'm talking about. Heck if you like go as far as calling one or two of the attorneys that handle the legacy trust, what can it hurt huh.

                          Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

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                            Posted: March 29, 2009, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

                            Valid lottery question to ask about protecting assets even upon marriage or heirs. Nothing wrong with seeking opinions here.

                            I am 110% in favor of pre-nups and protecting that which belongs to the individual. Marriage is not solely about the benefits one gains but rather a long term commitment of the NON financial kind. As to heirs, one neednt be married to have offspring and they do seem to come out of the wood work when a person gains fame or fortune.

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