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How can you bring up a prenuptial agreement?

On Behalf of | Nov 2, 2021 | Prenuptial Agreements |

In the past, prenuptial agreements were controversial. According to the Huffington Post, prenuptial agreements increased among millennials. While prenups may become more common, you may still have some hesitancy about asking.

With a little tact, there are ways you can bring up a prenup.

Start talks early on

Do not wait to have the prenuptial conversation. You want to start the talk as early as possible. Since it is a delicate topic, you need to gauge how your partner may react to it. The conversation may be heavy, no matter what.

You may have to deal with discomfort and tension, but the best way to handle it is through telling the truth and explaining your intentions. Remind your future spouse that a prenup may offer the two of you security for the future. Let your spouse know why you think a prenup is a good idea. You may want to tell stories of others who did not have one or agreements you made in the past.

Create the agreement together

Prenuptial agreements can protect both parties. A prenup does not only help in a divorce situation, it can also help if one partner passes away. Ask to create the agreement together. This allows you to create a reasonable agreement that benefits both of you, rather than a prenup that may seem inequitable. You can craft one to benefit the two of you and any future or current children.

A common misconception is that a prenuptial agreement only benefits one spouse. It should benefit both of you, regardless of which one of you has the higher independent income.