Prenuptial agreements are often thought of as romance killers. However, a prenuptial agreement does not mean you believe your marriage will eventually fail. Instead, it serves as a failsafe for spouses who can no longer make their marriage work. You may never need to enforce it, but knowing that it is there can give you both peace of mind. You and your spouse can rest easy knowing that no matter what the future holds, your assets will be protected.
Approaching this topic can be somewhat of a challenge, which is why we compiled some tips that will help you discuss the matter with your fiancé.
How to Talk About a Prenuptial Agreement
Discussing the prospect of creating a prenuptial agreement with your fiancé can feel like a daunting task. You want to protect your assets and property, but you also want to reassure your future spouse that it is not an indication of your faith in the marriage. Therefore, it is important to bring up the matter delicately and far in advance. Discussing a prenuptial agreement with little time to spare before your wedding is unwise and your fiancé will likely feel ambushed by it. Bringing it up sooner rather than later will give your fiancé plenty of time to think about it.
You should also explain to your fiancé that a prenuptial agreement can protect both of you if you create it together and include the things that matter most to you. Your fiancé will likely feel more comfortable with the idea of creating a prenuptial agreement if you tackle it together.
Reassure your fiancé that just because you want to create a prenuptial agreement does not mean you do not believe in your future together. If you create this document now while the two of you have each other’s best interests at heart, it is better than hashing out during the litigation process when the situation can become heated and contentious. It might not sound romantic, but it is one of the most responsible decisions you can make as a couple.
Call Our Law Office for the Assistance You Need to Create a Prenuptial Agreement!
If you are preparing for a life of marital bliss, but wish to protect your property, you should create a prenuptial agreement. At The Neshanian Law Firm, Inc, our family law team can provide the sound legal advice you need to create an effective prenuptial agreement that will safeguard your future. You may never have to use it, but having one in place can help set you at ease.
Get started on creating a prenuptial agreement by reaching out to our experienced family law firm at (949) 577-7935 to set up an initial consultation with one of our skilled family law attorneys.