Learn how to ask for a prenuptial agreement

By |2022-04-07T18:17:15+00:0027 May 2017|Categories: News|


Once you decide to get married, you’ll have many decisions to make with regard to the wedding.

With so much going on around you, it can be difficult to focus enough time and attention on creating a prenuptial agreement. However, this isn’t something that you want to put on the back burner.

It goes without saying that you may be scared about asking your soon-to-be spouse to sign a prenuptial agreement. After all, you don’t want to jeopardize your relationship at such a crucial time.

It may not be easy, but here are some of the things you can do when the time comes to ask for a prenuptial agreement:

— Leave enough time. Don’t spring this on your partner a week before the wedding. Instead, bring the conversation to light as soon as possible. This gives both of you time to ask questions, bounce around ideas, and become comfortable with the arrangement.

— Work together to decide on the terms. A prenuptial agreement is for both individuals. For this reason, you should work together on the terms, as this will put you in a better position moving forward.

— Be honest. Make it clear as to why you want to create a prenuptial agreement. Make it clear as to what you want out of this. When you are open and honest, it’s much easier to create an agreement that suits both individuals.

— Make changes as necessary. You may not work out all the finer details during your first conversation. Along with this, you may need to make changes before your big day arrives. Just make sure you leave enough time to alter your prenuptial agreement if necessary.

No matter which steps you take, it can be awkward to ask for a prenuptial agreement. Fortunately, there are some tips you can use to ease the tension.

When you add the above to the fact that you can consult with a family law attorney, it becomes much easier to make sound decisions and to stay on the same page as your partner. You can rely on your legal team to answer your questions, help you draft the perfect prenuptial agreement, and ensure that it is 100 percent legal.

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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