Thank you for going into detail on that. My main concerns were if we were to split up or if one of us died while we owned the house unmarried. I worry that in the case of one of us dying, the other would have to take on their share of the house and I read somewhere that you cannot sell it right away if that happened. What I really don't want is something happening between February and the wedding in June and one of use having a huge amount of financial debt because we bought the house before we were married. People were saying it's a bad decision because of this. I guess you would recommend the prenuptial stating what would happen if these cases were to occur. I know these situations are unlikely to occur within that short amount of time, but I just want to be certain we are making a decision we won't regret later.Thanks,
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