For many people, thinking of prenuptial agreements triggers images of divorce. You might be shocked to learn that a prenuptial agreement has many more advantages than you might think, even though it provides protection and preparedness in the event of a divorce.
To navigate you through the whole prenuptial agreement procedure quickly, contact the experienced family lawyers at RPB Family Law.
The communication process
Prenuptial agreements spark conversation, whether you like it or not. You are simply postponing the inevitable if you put off getting a prenuptial agreement to avoid awkward conversations or issues known to be deal-breakers.
A lawyer or mediator might help you resolve these concerns, understand your spouse’s point of view, and even improve your marriage. Rather than keeping complex issues to themselves, discussing them as a partnership has proven to develop stronger communication skills on critical matters.
Pressure from the family
You can come under a lot of pressure from your family or potential beneficiaries to protect it with a prenuptial agreement if you are entering a marriage with inherited treasures or expecting to get a sizable legacy.
Saving an inheritance or valuable heirlooms can ease pressure, skepticism, and concern from family members and let them embrace your relationship without worrying about their property and assets.
Don’t lose sight of who you are
When getting married, many people, especially women, may worry that they would lose their sense of self or identity as a professional. When pressed to adopt a new last name and their property is divided with their husband, women who have devoted a lot of time and effort to building companies and brands may feel erased (who historically would have owned it). By drafting a prenuptial agreement, you may make sure that whatever you have worked hard to accumulate remains yours both during and after marriage.
Make sure you don’t become a victim of your spouse’s debt.
Everyone has heard a story about a person who found the ideal spouse. The story seemed too fantastic to be accurate, but the person in question had $400k in credit card, medical, and student loan debt.
Many people would find this debt a deal-breaker because they wouldn’t want to take on that debt by getting married. However, a prenuptial agreement can help reduce some risks by ensuring that your spouse will still be responsible for paying off their debt in the event of a divorce.