A prenuptial agreement can come in handy if you decide to end your marriage. A well drafted premarital agreement can provide answers to the most difficult divorce questions, such as asset division and where the kids will live. When you already know how many of the critical issues of a divorce will be resolved, it can make the divorce process less stressful. But, broaching the subject with your soon to be spouse is the hard part. Most people are offended when asked to sign a prenuptial agreement, and feel as though their betrothed does not trust them. This does not always have to be the result; talking about a prenuptial can be easy and it can actually strengthen your marriage.
Some tips on how to discuss the idea of prenuptial with your mate, without making it a painful discussion, include:
- Keep your cool, rather than taking a defensive stance.
- If religion is the driving force behind your request for a prenuptial agreement, be sure and make that fact known.
- Include a premarital agreement in discussions about estate planning, as a way to ensure a sound financial future for you and your spouse.
- Seek an outside opinion or advice, perhaps from a counselor or during premarital therapy.
Once the topic of a premarital agreement has been brought up, subsequent discussions are easier. And, once the decision to enter a prenuptial agreement has been made, it is critical that each party retain independent legal counsel. Having your own attorney will help to make this delicate topic more palatable, and easier to swallow. If you have questions about what to include in a prenuptial agreement, and how to make sure it is valid, call our office. We can help.
For more information about prenuptial agreements, call us today. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call The Sampair Group in Phoenix and the West Valley today to schedule your appointment.