If you are planning on proposing to your partner or are already engaged and believe it would be wise to create a prenuptial agreement before you say your vows, you might feel a little apprehensive at the thought of having this sensitive conversation. Prenuptial agreements have a bit of stigma attached to them and people sometimes think it is a sign that one or both partners do not believe the marriage will last. However, creating a prenuptial agreement is one of the most loving and responsible actions future spouses can take. Continue reading to learn more about how you can broach this topic with your fiancé.
How to Discuss a Prenuptial Agreement
The most important step in discussing a prenuptial agreement is to raise the topic early, so your fiancé has plenty of time to think about it. Your fiancé should not feel pressured to make a decision quickly, so plan ahead. Otherwise, you might not get the response you want. Moreover, your fiancé may even feel blindsided by it if you bring it up with very little time to spare.
You should also understand that this will be a heavy topic, so you need to be in the right mindset for it. Choose your moment wisely and be understanding of your fiancé’s reaction. Even if your fiancé’s reaction is initially one of shock or disappointment, explain your reasons for wanting a prenuptial agreement carefully. The better you understand each other, the more possible it is for you to reach common ground.
It would also be wise to suggest that you create a prenuptial agreement together. Your fiancé will likely feel a lot more comfortable if this is a two-person task since it means you will both have the opportunity to protect what is important to you. Additionally, you will learn more about each other by going through this process together, which can ultimately bring you closer. It might not sound romantic, but knowing what your future spouse values most will be helpful in your marriage and it is an advantage not every marriage has.
Take the First Step Toward Creating an Effective Prenuptial Agreement Today!
Are you planning on getting married? You might be considering a prenuptial agreement to protect your assets in the event of a divorce. If so, you will need an experienced attorney to guide you through the process and ensure you create an effective prenuptial agreement that addresses all of your concerns. At Arnel Law Firm, our family law team is committed to helping clients navigate the process of creating this crucial legal document, so they can rest easy knowing their property and assets are secure.
Contact our law office today at (718) 550-3024 to schedule an initial consultation with a knowledgeable member of our family law team.