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Starting the conversation about a prenup with your partner

On Behalf of | Jul 1, 2021 | Prenuptial Agreements |

A prenuptial agreement can give your future an extra measure of protection regardless of what happens in your relationship in Texas. Approaching your desire for an agreement from a place of love may encourage a mutually beneficial conversation.

When you begin a discussion about a prenuptial agreement, make sure the timing is appropriate. Express your sincere concern about your partner’s future and success.

Practice patience

While you may want an immediate answer from your partner, getting a prenuptial agreement is a serious decision. Your partner may ask for time to consider different options. Both of you may want to discuss which topics to address in a prenuptial, as well as the contingencies of each decision within the agreement.

According to U.S. News, beginning your conversation well in advance of your wedding can allow plenty of time for thoughtful and unrushed decision-making. If you feel ready to move forward, but your partner needs more time, practice patience and show grace. Starting the conversation enough time in advance can prevent feelings of frustration if you do not get an answer as soon as you anticipated.

Show empathy

Your partner may disagree with the necessity of a prenuptial agreement. Your effort to show empathy may help your spouse feel the sincerity of your intentions. When your partner expresses his or her views, listen intently. Acknowledge differing opinions and use effective communication to negotiate a compromise.

Contrary to what some may think, a prenuptial agreement is more than personal protection. It is a legally binding document that can help you preserve your future and protect those you care about.