Prenupital Agreement

How to propose a prenup

While a prenup can be very useful, getting your partner to sign one ahead of the wedding is another matter entirely.
Jul 28, 2014 | By: The idoo.ca staff

A prenuptial agreement is a legal document outlining the disposition of property, assets, and liabilities in the event of a divorce. A prenup is very common among celebrities – you usually hear about movie stars who have signed prenups before getting married. But the prenup isn’t just for celebs. It’s intended to protect any couple and not just those with high net worth. While a prenup can be very useful, getting your partner to sign one ahead of the wedding is another matter entirely.

Sometimes just bringing up the idea of a prenup is enough to send your partner running in the other direction. How you propose a prenup is important in being able to move forward with it. It’s important to make it known that a prenup can be helpful for both parties in the marriage. It’s like having an insurance policy in place. You hope you don’t need to use it but if you do, you’re happy to have it.

If you’re the one proposing the prenup you may want to have one printed out and ready to be reviewed. This makes it easy for your partner to look at it and understand it better. Most people don’t engage the services of a lawyer when signing a prenup, but they should. Both parties should have the document reviewed for accuracy and to ensure that it protects both of them throughout various situations that may occur during the course of the marriage.

Don’t spring the prenup on your bride or groom without first preparing them for it. It’s something that needs to be discussed – but it shouldn’t be a deal breaker. If you’ve had a prenup proposed to you it’s essential to learn more about it before you get angry. These days a prenup is more of a technical formality than an indication that the marriage won’t last. Take a few minutes to consider the request and understand that it’s best for both of you to put a document of this nature into place.

If you’re having trouble discussing the prenup with your soon-to-be spouse, don’t worry. It’s a touchy topic. You can get some support for your decision by finding some online articles that explain the benefits of utilizing a prenuptial agreement. You may also get a friend or family member to add some additional input. Review the reasons why you want to put the prenup in place and show why it’s beneficial for both of you.

The idoo.ca staff.

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