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What is the best way to ask for a prenuptial agreement?

On Behalf of | Aug 8, 2020 | Family Law

Asking your fiancé to sign a prenuptial agreement is one of the least romantic things you will ever have to do, but if you own assets your wish to protect, it’s necessary for protection. However, if you approach this topic from the standpoint that it is for your benefit, you will likely get some resistance.

Insider suggests that you should instead present the prenuptial agreement as a way to protect you both and strengthen your relationship. Making it clear this is mutually beneficial is the best way to explain it and prevent hard feelings.

Tackling Topics Now Instead Of Later

One of the biggest benefits of a prenup that you can sell to your future spouse is that by tackling it now, you won’t have to worry about some asset disputes in the vent of a divorce. If your marriage does end up in divorce, you will have everything planned out already, which will make the process go smoothly.

Plus, if your marriage does work out, the agreement at least lets you go into the marriage knowing that your significant other is entering the union with complete honesty about finances. It also gives you a chance to talk about a subject that causes many issues in marriages.

Protecting Each Other

A prenuptial agreement is not one-sided. You should explain that it offers protection to both of you. This is true even if only one of you is coming into the marriage with many assets because it enables you to enact fair agreements about money, businesses and similar things. For example, if one of you plans to be a stay-at-home parent, your agreement can layout details about how that person would receive spousal support in the event of a divorce.

A prenuptial agreement is not an easy subject to broach. Have a detailed plan before mentioning the matter to your future spouse.