More millennials are signing prenups — should you, too? Well, Kapuso star Carla Abellana favors having prenuptial agreement before marrying her longtime boyfriend Tom Rodriguez.
According to legalzoon.com, prenup “can set forth what will happen to your and your spouse’s assets and income in the unfortunate event of divorce, separation or death.
“Most importantly, a prenuptial agreement can preserve the nature of property in the event the marriage ends.
“In other words, separate property can remain separate, instead of being subject to community property or equitable distribution laws.”
‘for practical reasons’
In an interview with PEP, Carla explained on why she prefers having a prenuptial agreement before getting married. She believes that couples need this kind of agreement ‘for practical reasons’.
“The idea of it, of course, well… concept of it, you need it for practicality reasons, just to be sure,” she started.
“But then, dapat hindi, because you should believe in your marriage, in your unity na hindi kayo aabot sa point na maghihiwalay kayo, and you have to separate all your assets.
“I guess it’s a topic that is, until today, being tackled by everyone, kasi nga medyo ano ‘yan, e, it’s a really big issue,” she added.
In fact, Carla revealed that Tom already knew about her stand regarding this matter.
“Ako, personally, and Tom knows naman din po, kailangan ng prenup, kailangan… Not because you don’t want to believe in your marriage, and that you want to doubt your marriage, that it will end up in separation one day.
“But because, siguro po, personally, coming from a broken family, I know what it’s like to be there, to be a single mom. Kumbaga, it’s just one way for a woman as well to protect herself, just in case things don’t work well in the marriage.”
The 33-year-old actress also shared that Tom agreed with her suggestion having a prenup agreement.
“Okay din po yun kay Tom, practical din po si Tom,” she said.
“Hindi naman po siya, ‘When you get married, what’s yours is soon to be mine.’
“Hindi naman po siya ganoon, e, kasi he’s very… ‘Sa iyo ‘yan.’”
Tom and Carla have been together for five years now. They are currently starring GMA Network series “Love Of My Life” as their major TV comeback.