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How to Tell Your Fiance You Want a Prenup

Telling your fiance that you want a prenup may seem like a difficult conversation, but it is important to have open and honest communication about finances before marriage.

Let's explore how you can ask your partner for a prenup.

What is a Prenup?

A prenup, or prenuptial agreement, is an agreement that outlines how financial matters will be handled in case of a divorce, separation, or death. Prenups are highly individualized documents that focus on both spouses’ interests, such as asset division, alimony, and other financial matters.

Couples should create and draft their prenuptial agreements with the guidance and assistance of an experienced prenuptial agreements attorney, as the prenuptial agreement can be deemed invalid if it is not properly created.

If you and your partner are seeking to create a prenuptial agreement before your wedding day, call our office today at (909) 315-4588 to request a consultation.

Tips For Asking For A Prenup

Preparing for this conversation can help you ease into it and discuss the future with your partner.

Start the Conversation Early

You'll want to start discussing a prenup well before the wedding so you can have ample time to negotiate and decide on terms.

Explain Why You Want A Prenup

While it may not be the most romantic conversation, it's important to explain your reasoning behind wanting a prenup. Start the conversation by expressing that you are excited to get married and build a future together.

Then, explain that you are interested in protecting both of your interests should the marriage not work out and that a prenuptial agreement would be beneficial for protecting those interests.

Review Each of Your Assets

Even if you think both of you have few assets to protect, it's important to discuss everything that both of you own. This includes any property, investments or retirement accounts, businesses, and more. This will help to ensure both parties are on the same page and that neither of you is hiding any assets from the other.

Be Open to Negotiation

It's important to approach your conversation with a willingness to negotiate. It may take some time for you and your partner to agree, but it's essential for both of you to feel comfortable with the terms of the prenup.

Be Prepared for Emotions

Asking your partner for a prenup may be an emotional conversation, so it's important to be understanding and supportive of each other. Be sure to communicate clearly and openly while listening to your partner's thoughts and feelings. Remember that this is not a sign of distrust but rather a way to protect yourself and your partner in the event of a separation.

Consult An Attorney

Before signing anything, it's important to have an experienced attorney review the prenup agreement and make sure it is legally binding. An attorney will also be able to answer any questions you may have and help you make sure that the terms of the prenup are fair.

Giving You The Upper-Hand During This Difficult Time

While having a conversation about a prenuptial agreement may not be easy, it is an important step in protecting both partners' financial interests prior to marriage. By following these tips, you can start the conversation with your partner openly and honestly.

At Law Office of Michael R. Young, our attorneys understand that discussing a prenuptial agreement with your spouse can be a difficult conversation. That's why we are committed to providing sound legal advice and assistance throughout the process. Call us today at (909) 315-4588 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced prenuptial agreements attorneys. We look forward to helping you protect your financial interests and build a secure future with your partner.