Getting engaged is one of the happiest occasions a couple will experience before embarking on their new marriage. However, before tying the knot, engaged couples should consider obtaining a prenuptial agreement to create a mutually beneficial safety net in the event the marriage fails to work out. It does not mean either of you believe the marriage will come to an end, but rather that you both wish to ensure your financial futures are protected, no matter what happens.
Instead of getting caught up on whether seeking a prenuptial agreement is romantic or not, read the following reasons below to learn why you and your fiancé should get a prenuptial agreement:
- You and your fiancé will feel secure: Entering into a marriage is a major life milestone, but it can also be immensely risky if things end up not working out. With a prenuptial agreement in place, you and your fiancé can begin your adventure as a married couple with minimal trepidation about what the future might hold, allowing you to focus on more important things. With a safety net below you, you can feel more at ease in your marriage, which can make for a healthier, stress-free life together.
- You will be able to face your money issues head-on: One of the biggest issues that come between spouses are those relating to money and, oftentimes, this is due to the fact that these problems are generally avoided. Creating a prenuptial agreement together allows future spouses to face these issues head-on from the get-go, strengthening their bond.
- Prenuptial agreements usually override state laws: A prenuptial agreement wields a lot of power, enough to override most state laws. Therefore, through this agreement, you will be able to customize your divorce to suit the needs of you and your spouse, should your marriage come to an end.
- All debts will be discussed: In case you and your fiancé have yet to have an open conversation about any debts you will bring into the marriage, this will be the perfect opportunity to lay it all out on the table. Instead of both of you being responsible for paying off these debts, you can establish ownership of specific credit lines.
It might be a little uncomfortable to begin this discussion at first, but having a prenuptial agreement will benefit both you and your future spouse, so keep these benefits in mind and remember that this contract will provide protection for both of you.
Speak to a Prenuptial Agreement Attorney Today!
Obtaining a prenuptial agreement is one of the most responsible acts a couple can share prior to getting married. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff, our experienced attorney will help you create an agreement that meets your needs and protects your financial future, so you can feel confident as you move forward into marriage. Forget all the myths and stigmas that are often associated with prenuptial agreements and take the first step toward creating a safety net for both you and your future spouse.
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