How To Successfully Ask For A Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial agreements are legal contracts that engaged couples in Georgia can enter into before they get married. These agreements determine how assets will be divided in the event of divorce. When done correctly, these agreements can save a vast amount of time, money and stress.

Yet many couples fail to enter into a prenuptial agreement simply because neither one knows how to bring up the topic. With that in mind, you can read the below information about broaching the topic of a prenuptial agreement. You can also call experienced family law attorney Jim Bass at 770-628-1136 to schedule an initial consultation. From our office in Woodstock, Georgia, the Law Offices of James O. Bass, P.C., represents clients throughout the Greater Atlanta area and Fulton County.

Conversation Points

To ensure the success of this conversation, you may wish to consider the following:

  • Start the conversation early — Talk about the potential of a prenuptial agreement soon after the engagement. Doing this will help couples communicate better about what should be included in the agreement and also relieve some of the pressure associated with drafting the agreement.
  • Work on the agreement together — Avoid presenting a list of demands. Instead, be clear that the agreement will account for the legal and financial rights of both you and your soon-to-be spouse.
  • Be honest — While discussing the prospect of creating a prenuptial agreement, be open and honest about what they want and reveal any experiences or financial reasons for wanting an agreement.
  • Keep an open mind — Listen to concerns and questions. As an agreement, there will be back-and-forth between both you and your future spouse.

It also helps to remember that a prenuptial agreement is simply a form of insurance. Like insurance, a prenuptial agreement saves money during a difficult life event. And, despite common misconceptions, obtaining a prenuptial agreement does not doom a marriage. Divorce is not statistically more likely if there is a prenuptial agreement in place.

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