If you are planning to get married and you would like to create a prenuptial agreement to protect your assets, now is the time to prepare for this conversation with your fiancé. Many tend to perceive prenuptial agreements as a sign that the marriage may be headed for a divorce before it even has a chance to begin. However, that is not the case. The truth is that you may never have to use your prenuptial agreement. It exists to provide a sense of security and a safety net for both spouses.
Approaching the Conversation with Your Fiancé
It is natural to feel a bit anxious when it comes to discussing a prenuptial agreement with your fiancé. Having an honest and open discussion about this, however, can help prevent arguments with your spouse during the marriage since you will have a clear view of one another’s expectations. Given how often money is a driving force behind failed marriages, it should not be surprising that having this important discussion with your fiancé now can actually benefit the future of your marriage.
One way to help assure your future spouse that a prenuptial agreement will benefit both of you, is to suggest that you work on it together. Working on this legal document together will allow both of you to feel empowered instead of one of you feeling disadvantaged. Moreover, collaborating on your prenuptial agreement can strengthen your bond as teammates.
You should also accept that you may not get an immediate or definitive response right away, which is why it is crucial to give your fiancé ample time to mull it over. If you spring this on your fiancé too close to the date of your wedding, it could damage your bond of trust and put an unnecessary amount of pressure on your future spouse. Ideally, you may even want to have this talk before you plan to propose to your partner. The more consideration you show for your fiancé on this matter, the smoother this conversation will go.
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You and your fiancé are looking forward to a life together, but it is still wise to create a safety net the marriage does not work out. At TRABOLSI | LEVY | GABBARD LLP, our legal team will provide the guidance and advice you need to create an effective prenuptial agreement.
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