If you are intending to walk down the aisle in the next year or so, you undoubtedly have a great deal on your plate. Not only must you nail down the fine details of your ceremony and reception, but you also must prepare for entertaining numerous guests. You even may have to find a place for you and your new spouse to live.
While it certainly can be tempting to get swept up in wedding planning, you should not forget about life after your ceremony. By creating a comprehensive prenuptial agreement, you protect yourself in the event of a divorce. Still, talking to your fiance about such an agreement may be uncomfortable.
Do not put off your discussion
Your soon-to-be spouse may not respond well to a prenuptial agreement surprise. By asking him or her about one as early as possible, you give your fiance time to weigh the advantages and drawbacks. If your fiance is not amenable to the agreement, having the discussion early in your engagement also gives him or her time to come around.
Be as honest as possible
According to U.S. News and World Report, prenuptial agreements give peace of mind to both spouses. Nevertheless, your fiance may think you believe your marriage is already heading for divorce. By being as honest as possible about your reasons, you are likely to increase your odds of getting buy-in from your fiance.
Draft the agreement together
During your marriage, you and your spouse are going to have to make thousands of decisions together. Drafting your prenuptial agreement collaboratively is good practice. Even better, during the drafting process, you have the opportunity to delve into each other’s concerns and values.
Ultimately, even though it may seem awkward to ask your fiance for a prenuptial agreement, convincing him or her to enter into one is likely to benefit both of you.