PLAN FOR A POSSIBLE DIVORCE BEFORE YOU EVEN GET MARRIED
When you get married, you hope that it will last forever. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take the time to plan for a divorce before you have your wedding ceremony. It is important that you don’t fall into the realm of thinking that a prenuptial is a sign that your marriage will fail. In fact, a prenuptial agreement might be just the opposite.
A prenuptial agreement is a way that you and your future spouse can set up for marital success. It lets you outline specific scenarios and how they will be handled. You will likely find that you can enjoy your marriage more because you don’t have to worry about who will get what if the marriage does fall apart.
If you do have a prenuptial agreement, the divorce process will be much simpler in some ways. While the agreement can’t include points about the children, it does outline things like property division and alimony so you won’t have to spend much time on those points.
We understand that you might find it difficult to bring up the subject of a prenup. Make sure that you approach it from the standpoint of mutual protection. These agreements can’t be one-sided, so you and your future spouse need to review the agreement with this in mind.
You need to make sure that you don’t wait too long to get this agreement in place. You have to give the other party time to think about the contents before signing it. This means you can’t present it on the way to the ceremony. We can help you learn about other points that must be present for the agreement to be considered valid if the marriage does end.