If you are planning to get married and thinking of creating a prenuptial agreement, you may be wondering how to pose this question to your future spouse. Some think that prenuptial agreements can kill the romance in a relationship or indicate a lack of faith in the relationship. However, creating a prenuptial agreement can help clarify expectations and give partners the chance to discuss what is most important to them. Moreover, just because you create a prenuptial agreement does not mean you will ever have to use it.
How to Approach the Topic
It is crucial to give your fiancé plenty of time to consider the prospect of creating a prenuptial agreement. Neither of you should feel rushed, especially considering the importance of this legal document, so try to discuss it as soon as you can. In fact, many people actually discuss prenuptial agreements before they are even engaged.
Here are some tips on how to approach it:
- Explain why you want a prenuptial agreement. Divorce can be ugly and creating a prenuptial agreement now when you have each other’s best interests at heart will spare you heartache later when you may not necessarily want to extend any goodwill to one another.
- If your parents are the ones who suggested you get a prenuptial agreement, you should still take responsibility for it and avoid blaming it on anyone. Shifting blame is immature and it may sour the relationship your fiancé has with your parents.
- Prenuptial agreements do not have to be one-sided, so encourage your fiancé to make requests and discuss any concerns. Collaborating on your prenuptial agreement can help set a foundation for a stronger marriage. Working together can also help assuage any uneasiness your fiancé may feel.
The thought of creating a prenuptial agreement may not be romantic, but it can help strengthen your bond as a couple and ensure you are both protected no matter what happens.
Set Up an Initial Consultation with an Experienced Family Law Attorney Today!
No one can know what will happen in the future, so creating a prenuptial agreement with your fiancé can help leave less of it up to chance. At Louis P. Winner, our family law team can advise and guide you through the process of creating this essential legal document, so you can achieve some peace of mind.
Reach out to our law office today at (502) 812-1889 to set up an initial consultation with a member of our legal team to learn more about the benefits of a prenuptial agreement.