Once you decide to tie the knot, you’ll find it difficult to contain your excitement about the future. However, as a responsible adult, you must consider the fact that not all marriages last forever.
The creation of a prenuptial agreement is one of the best ways for both you and your spouse to protect yourself in the event of a divorce.
There are many benefits of a prenuptial agreement, with these among the most common:
- Protect the assets that you’re bringing into the marriage
- Protect yourself against debt that your spouse is bringing into the marriage
- Determine how your property will be distributed upon your death
- Protect the inheritance rights of children from a previous relationship
- Avoid disputes in the event of a divorce
For example, if your spouse is bringing a lot of debt into the marriage, you don’t want to find yourself on the hook for half should you divorce. A prenuptial agreement allows you to outline this debt up front, thus protecting you in the future.
How to ask for a prenuptial agreement
Knowing you want a prenuptial agreement and actually creating this legal document in Connecticut are two entirely different things. It’s never easy to ask for a prenup, as you don’t want to say anything that causes tension in your relationship.
Follow these tips for asking for a prenuptial agreement:
- Don’t attempt to pressure your partner into signing a prenuptial agreement
- Talk through the pros and cons of a prenuptial agreement
- Explain why you think a prenuptial agreement is a good idea
- Listen, ask questions and answer questions
- Take your time
If you do these things, it’s easier for you and your partner to quickly get on the same page.
If you don’t get around to creating a prenuptial agreement before you get married, you can always create a postnuptial agreement after your wedding day.
There’s no law stating that you have to create a prenuptial agreement, but with so many benefits it’s something to strongly consider.
Just because you have a prenuptial agreement it doesn’t mean divorce is imminent. However, it will definitely protect you in the event of a divorce.