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Asking for a prenuptial agreement can be tricky

On Behalf of | Jan 11, 2018 | Blog |

There is a lot to think about as you plan your wedding. From the venue to your budget, there will always be something else on your mind.

At some point, you may decide to review the benefits associated with a prenuptial agreement. Even if you don’t decide to move forward right now, you could change your mind before you tie the knot.

Asking for a prenuptial agreement, however, can be every bit as tricky as it sounds. While it sounds like a good idea to you, your soon to be spouse may become upset at the idea.

With this in mind, you need to follow these tips for asking for a prenuptial agreement:

  • Get started as soon as possible. You need enough time to work through the process, so you’ll want to discuss the finer details of a prenuptial agreement as far in advance as your wedding day as possible. This isn’t something you’ll typically work out in a single conversation, so the more time you leave the better off you’ll be.
  • Decide on the terms by speaking with your partner. A prenuptial agreement is not something you create on your own and ask your partner to sign. Instead, you should collectively decide on the terms, to ensure that both individuals are happy.
  • Be clear as to what you want. You have a reason for wanting your partner to sign a prenuptial agreement. You need to be clear about your intentions. There is no point in hiding from what you really want, as this will cloud the water and make life more difficult on you.

In a perfect world, you’d be able to ask for a prenuptial agreement today, figure out the details tomorrow and never think about this again. However, you know that this isn’t typically the way things work out. Instead, you’ll be faced with many challenges along the way.

When you understand your legal rights and the process of creating a prenuptial agreement, it’s easier to take things one step at a time.