As your wedding day nears, there is no shortage of things to discuss with your partner. One of the most important, but not the most obvious, is the idea of creating a prenuptial agreement.
Asking for a prenuptial agreement is tricky, as you don’t want to give your partner the impression that you’re already concerned about your life as a married couple. Fortunately, when you take the right approach to the conversation, you can show why it’s a good idea without any negative undertones.
Here are some things to consider when asking for a prenuptial agreement:
- Talk about pros and cons: Don’t spring this idea on your partner out of nowhere and then do your best to force them into complying. A real conversation during which both of you talk about the pros and cons is a good approach. This gives the two of you the opportunity to express your opinions and decide what to do next.
- Be honest about your fears: Should you have a specific reason for wanting to create a prenuptial agreement, bring it to light early on. For instance, you may be concerned about the debt that your partner is bringing into the marriage. Or maybe you both have substantial assets that you want to protect. Whatever it is, it is helpful to air it out early.
- Leave enough time: It’s a mistake to put off this conversation, as you need time to talk through the finer details. Give yourself several months, if possible, to discuss and create a prenuptial agreement. Even if you think you can get it together quickly, it takes time to finalize the agreement from a legal perspective.
As challenging as it may be, once you get things out in the open, you’ll feel better about your situation and the ability to create a mutually beneficial prenuptial agreement.