My question involves marriage law for the State of: NY
Okay, so here's what I am wrestling with. I am in my early 30's and the woman I am engaged to is in her mid-30's. This would be my first (and hopefully only) marriage. This is her second. I own a home, stocks, bonds, etc. She, well, has no debt. She is coming to move in with me and we'll live our lives and eventually kids' lives out of my home. My family, friends, associates all recommend strongly in setting up a pre-nup. While, I really do not want to, as it is something that can come across awkward and untrusting, so I have, for now not broached the subject with my future wife. I have, however, transferred all my ownership in my company and home into my living revocable trust in order to shield them from an unlikely, but I guess possible divorce in the future. I have read online that a living revocable trust, as long as it is executed BEFORE the marriage, is actually stronger than a prenup. My net worth, is a few million. Her's, fiscally speaking, is whatever is in her retirement account.
How should I proceed? Am I safe with the living revocable trust? Or is it a necessity for a prenup too?
Thank you for your time and counsel.