The #4 money move, getting a prenup, is critical.  As the article states, “it might be a smart move, especially if you have a much higher net worth than your partner, own a business or property, or have kids from a previous relationship and want to make certain your assets will go to them.”  Moreover, a prenup can protect someone against a partner who is entering a marriage with a lot of debt. Although the perspective of a prenup is that a partner doesn’t have a high level of trust, the opposite is often true because all assets must be disclosed in order for the prenup to be valid.  This full disclosure works to create transparency in the relationship and can often lead to both parties playing a larger role in financial matters.