If you are considering marriage, consider your finances as well
Finding the perfect partner can be difficult. Some people go through their whole lives without getting paired off with someone who fulfills their needs and makes them happy. So if you have found a person you believe is “the one,” it’s easy to put on blinders and avoid any issues that may cause consternation.
But the fact is, if you are considering taking your relationship to the next level by getting married, you have some serious things to consider. For example, your financial situation will likely impact your relationship as the years pass. As such, you and your partner need to understand your shared financial expectations and priorities.
Regarding finances, there are several topics that are ripe for discussion. For example, you should talk about how you want to invest your money. Some people are willing to take risks when investing while others prefer to play it safe. Conflict can ensue if one partner wants to stay conservative while the other wants to aggressively pursue larger returns by taking bold chances in the market.
As you talk about your goals, you may begin to realize how complicated marriage really is. Your emphasis heretofore may have been on your mutual emotional commitment, but marriage is also a legal commitment. And while you may not be able to create rules that will maintain your feelings for one another, you can create an agreement that covers your financial issues.
A prenuptial agreement can stand as a blueprint for your financial life together. A well-crafted prenup can place stipulations that clarify rights and responsibilities. And a California family law attorney can serve to guide you through the process of creating an agreement that satisfies your needs and provides you with peace of mind as you enter your marriage.