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How to discuss a prenup with a future spouse

On Behalf of | Mar 3, 2023 | Prenuptial Agreements |

An increasing number of couples in Texas these days are opting for prenuptial agreements before tying the knot. However, bringing up the end of the marriage before it even begins can be a hard topic to discuss with a future spouse. Here are some helpful suggestions on how to approach a soon-to-be spouse about signing a prenuptial agreement.

The future together

Divorce is usually the first thing that comes to mind when discussing a prenuptial agreement. However, prenups can cover a range of topics, like estate planning and assets. When drafting a prenup, couples will usually touch on sensitive topics like money or death, which can lead to some valuable conversations. Discussing a prenup can give both parties an opportunity to think about their future more realistically.

Focus on the upside

Many individuals may be worried that suggesting a prenup will make their future spouse think they are not loved. However, when bringing up the discussion, let them know that a prenup is more about financial planning instead of emotion. Outline the benefits that a prenup can bring, such as ensuring one party does not have to be responsible for the other’s debts or liabilities if the marriage ends. Also, emphasize that a prenup can bring peace of mind knowing that potentially complicated issues have already been addressed.

Where to go for help

Initiating a conversation about a prenuptial agreement can be intimidating. Luckily, there is professional support available. Couples in Texas who have questions or want to know how to get started with drafting a prenuptial agreement may want to consider speaking with a legal professional. A knowledgeable attorney can answer questions and help soon-to-be spouses secure their future.