Happiness and excitement are understandably the focus of a new engagement and wedding planning. Many people consider discussions surrounding prenuptial agreements to be negative and often avoid this topic for fear of putting a damper on the overall mood. However, you do not have to feel this way.
Change your perspective
Shifting your perspective on what this process means for your relationship is the first step. There is a very common misconception that asking for a prenup means you do not trust your partner. The reality is that money is the leading cause of arguments between couples. If you can begin your marriage by removing some of the stigma associated with money matters, you may find future financial disagreements easier to overcome.
Having an honest and realistic discussion with your partner can strengthen your relationship. These sorts of seemingly difficult conversations provide valuable insight for couples. Transparency creates clear expectations, which allows both you and your partner to support one another in the best possible way.
Prepare for the future
Many people do not realize that a prenuptial agreement can address more than asset and financial distribution in the event of a divorce. These contracts can also set boundaries and assign appropriate roles for each spouse during the marriage. Will you have a joint bank account? How do you want to divvy up the bill-paying responsibilities? You can account for this in a prenup.
It is possible to put a positive spin on this process when you realize how beneficial it can be for your marriage.
On Behalf of Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP | Dec 5, 2022 | Prenuptial Agreements