If you are on the verge of tying the knot, you are likely looking forward to a lifelong commitment to your significant other. And quite possibly you don’t want to do anything that may jeopardize your current state of bliss. As such, you may be hesitant to approach your partner about creating a prenuptial agreement.
But the fact is, nobody knows what the future holds. You likely know other couples whose marriage started off on solid ground, but changed drastically over time. It may even be that one or both partners later expressed how they too avoided the issue of a prenup, only to regret that decision later.
So, how can you bring up the topic of a prenupp without putting a crimp in your premarital happiness? Well, according to an author of a book about marriage, you may want to introduce the subject as something to discuss rather than a foregone conclusion. You want the discussion to have a back and forth quality, with both sides expressing their feelings, ideas and concerns.
It’s also very helpful to keep yourself calm and collected, especially if your partner is not initially receptive to the idea. Rather than press the issue, you may want to table it for another time after your soon-to-be-spouse has had some time to process the concept.
Drawing up a prenuptial agreement does not have to be a point of contention. Once the matter is discussed, it is very possible that both parties will realize that a prenup can provide important protections and assurances regarding not only issues of asset division, but a host of other important things as well.
A Texas family law attorney could assess your needs and help you craft a prenuptial agreement that will clearly outline contingencies for a number possible scenarios that could play out during your marriage, including divorce.