The Bravo network created a spin-off of the reality show "The Real Housewives Of Atlanta" entitled "Kandi's Wedding." It centers on the nuptials of singer/songwriter, Kandi Burruss to music executive Todd Tucker. Burruss' mother, Mama Joyce, is strongly against the marriage, branding Todd a gold-digger after Kandi's money. Mama Joyce is contentious and meddlesome, engaging in a number of stunts in attempts at thwarting the wedding.
During most of Mama Joyce and Todd's appearances on "The Real Housewives Of Atlanta" and "Kandi's Wedding" she came across as being in the wrong and Todd a victim of her suspicious. However, Todd began to give her argument some credence by refusing to sign the prenup. Todd's lawyer advised him the prenup is not favorable to him in the event something goes wrong in their marriage, as he would be left with only what he brought into the marriage and earned. Therefore, Todd's lawyer that he retained two days before the wedding, which was nearly cancelled over the issue, advised him not to sign the prenup. After a serious string of arguments, Todd gave in and signed the prenup.
Anyone with assets is wise to protect themselves going into marriage by asking the other party to sign a prenup. Refusal to do so should create pause and be a reason not to get married to said person, as they are telling you they love your assets more than you. People fool people all the time into thinking they love them, then after marriage trying to take them for all they are worth. Protect yourself.