Asking for a prenuptial agreement can be challenging

On Behalf of | Sep 15, 2020 | Divorce

There are many reasons to discuss the creation of a prenuptial agreement with your upcoming spouse. For example, it’s a good way to protect individual assets that the two of you bring into the marriage.

In your mind, you may realize that a prenuptial agreement is a must. You may also feel that your partner will agree. However, there’s still something holding you back. You’re concerned that your partner may put up a fight, thus leading to a major disagreement during what’s supposed to be one of the most enjoyable times of your life.

Here are some tips you can follow when asking for a prenuptial agreement:

  • Do so as soon as you can: The clock begins to tick once you set a wedding date. You only have so much time before you tie the knot, during which you have to discuss the terms and conditions and finalize your prenuptial agreement. The more time you give yourself, the easier it is to make your way through the process.
  • Don’t issue demands: This is where many people run into trouble. They’re so intent on creating a prenuptial agreement that they lose sight of what matters most. And for that reason, they begin to issue demands. This is likely to push your partner further away, as opposed to bringing you together.
  • Talk about the benefits: Don’t throw out this idea with nothing to back it up. Talk about the benefits to the both of you, as well as your personal reasons for wanting to create a prenuptial agreement. The last thing you want is to make it look like the agreement will only benefit you. This is a sure fire way to put distance between you and your partner.

As you move through the process of discussing and creating a prenuptial agreement, the both of you should begin to realize that there are many benefits.

And remember, just because you create a prenuptial agreement doesn’t mean you’ll ever need it. You could remain married for the rest of your life, meaning that you never have to look at this agreement after initial completion.