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How Should I Bring Up Getting a Prenuptial Agreement with My Fiancé?

How Should I Bring Up Getting a Prenuptial Agreement with My Fiancé?

Prenuptial agreements are a touchy subject for some. Many often assume that a prenuptial agreement means one or both parties do not believe the marriage will survive. However, a prenuptial agreement can do more than simply protect your financial assets in the event of a divorce. It is a major opportunity for you and your fiancé to have an open and honest discussion about your values, finances, and plans if you have not done so already.

That said, starting the conversation can be a task in itself. How you approach this topic can affect how your future spouse perceives the request, so take a moment to read some of our tips before you proceed any further.

Tips to Help You Talk About Getting a Prenuptial Agreement

You need to be honest about your wants and needs, but that does not mean you need to be brash about them. Approach this conversation with some sensitivity and a willingness to engage in some dialogue.

Here are some tips that will help you have this important discussion:

  • Instead of demanding a prenuptial agreement, say that you would like to talk about getting a prenuptial agreement. Although both statements are essentially the same results, one of them invites your fiancé’s input and does not sound like a demand. Remember, you are in this together, so do not make it seem like you are dictating the tone of your relationship.
  • Be honest about why you want a prenuptial agreement. If you are worried about being at a financial disadvantage if you were to get divorced, say so. No one has a crystal ball, so no one can ever really be sure about how the future will turn out.
  • A conversation about prenuptial agreements can easily become an emotional one, so it is crucial to try to stay calm and not let yourself get too worked up. Things will go a lot smoother if you restrain some of your emotional outbursts.
  • Talk about hashing out the details of your prenuptial agreement together. Your fiancé might feel a lot less vulnerable if you encourage teaming up on this endeavor together. Emphasize that a prenuptial agreement is not just about protecting one party. Both of you can benefit from it!

Schedule a Consultation with a Prenuptial Agreement Today!

Prenuptial agreements can provide numerous protections for spouses and it can help them achieve a better understanding of what is important to one another. At Friedman & Friedman PLLC, Attorneys at Law, our prenuptial agreement attorneys can help you create a prenuptial agreement that protects your financial future. You might never use it, but you can rest easier knowing that, no matter what happens, you will have a safety net to rely on.

Call our law office today at (914) 873-4410 to schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable member of our legal team to discuss your options.