Asking for a prenuptial agreement might not sound like the most romantic
way to go about starting a marriage, but the fact is that having this
agreement in place benefits both parties. Moreover, the act of working
on a prenuptial agreement together will help both parties understand more
about one another, which can ultimately strengthen their bond as they
prepare to enter into marriage.
Unfortunately, given the stigma attached to prenuptial agreements, broaching
this topic is often challenging for future spouses. People tend to believe
that prenuptial agreements exist for couples who do not believe their
marriage will last. A more accurate way to look at prenuptial agreements
is to compare them to car insurance. You hope to never get into an accident,
but in the event that you do, your insurance will cover you to soften the blow.
Here are some tips to help you approach the prenuptial agreement conversation
with your fiancé:
Choose an appropriate time: The last thing you want to do is start this important conversation when
you are in the middle of an argument or during a time of high stress and
anxiety. None of these scenarios are conducive to the success of this
discussion, so try to plan it when you will both be in a better state
of mind to have a rational conversation.
Do not dance around the subject: You are both about to embark on one of the biggest decisions of your lives,
so now is not the time to get shy. Approach this topic in a clear and
straightforward manner. You are both mature adults, so try not to bring
up this topic in a roundabout way.
Offer reassurance: People perceive prenuptial agreements as an indication that the marriage
will eventually end. Reassure your future spouse that your intention is
to protect both of your financial futures in the event of a worst-case
scenario. It does not mean you believe your marriage will fail. Having
a prenuptial agreement is just another form of insurance.
Be honest: Why do you want a prenuptial agreement? Be honest with your fiancé
about your reason for wanting a prenuptial agreement and why you think
it would be mutually beneficial.
Prenuptial agreements might not sound like the most romantic thing in the
world, but they provide a lot of security for both parties. If your marriage
ever does come to an end, your prenuptial agreement will save you and
your spouse some time, money, and heartache.
Speak to a Family Law Attorney Today!
If you are planning to get married, consider speaking to a family law attorney
about a prenuptial agreement to protect the assets of both you and your
spouse. At the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny, our legal team has the
knowledge and skill to help you draft a
prenuptial agreement that will protect your financial future. Backed by over 30 years
of experience, our team has what it takes to ensure that, in the event of a
divorce, your assets and property will be protected. Having a prenuptial agreement
does not mean your marriage is destined to fail. Instead, it provides
a safety net for you to rely on.
Call our law office today at (713) 936-2300 to schedule a case review with
one of our attorneys!