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Tips for discussing prenuptial agreements with your future spouse

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Discussing a prenuptial agreement isn't something that many people think about when they become engaged. They might think that this is only appropriate for those who have significant financial worth. Unfortunately, that mode of thinking can mean that you don't have the protections that you need once you say, "I do."

One of the most important things for you to remember is that you need to have this discussion early in the relationship. Your future spouse must have time to consider the terms of the agreement. They also need to have time to talk to their own attorney about the arrangement.

When you discuss the prenuptial agreement, you should focus on how a prenup actually benefits both sides. Don't just focus on yourself. All premarital agreements must be balanced because it can't favor either party over the other.

Some people might think that only people who don't believe the union will survive would want a prenuptial agreement. This isn't the case. Having a premarital agreement could actually strengthen the marriage because it can establish the financial standards that will apply throughout the marriage.

You have to be open and honest with your betrothed about your financial state. You can't hide anything, no matter if it is good or bad. Any omissions can invalidate the document if there comes a time when you need to count on the protections it includes.

Try not to get upset if your future spouse initially has a negative reaction to the prenuptial agreement. This is a sensitive topic that can invoke strong emotions. Instead, try to work through the matter with your intended so you can move forward with the wedding.

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