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Are there any disadvantages to a prenuptial agreement?

On Behalf of | Jul 13, 2018 | Prenuptial Agreements

There are a variety of benefits associated with the creation of a prenuptial agreement, including the ability to protect any assets that you bring into your marriage.

While it’s important to learn more about a prenuptial agreement, as this will help you decide if it’s something to pursue, there’s something to remember: There are some potential disadvantages.

Here are a few things to think about:

  • A prenuptial agreement is not romantic, as bringing this up could result in an argument with your soon-to-be spouse
  • A prenuptial agreement can’t include everything, with things such as child custody and child support issues prohibited
  • It can take a long time to work through the details of creating a prenuptial agreement, which typically takes place when planning your wedding
  • The court has the power to set aside any language in the prenuptial agreement that they deem unfair
  • You cannot include personal preferences in a prenuptial agreement, such as details associated with household chores and vacations

For some people, these disadvantages are enough to scare them away from a prenuptial agreement. Others, however, come to find that they don’t really come into play.

As someone preparing for their wedding day, you’ll want to consider both the pros and cons of a prenuptial agreement.

It can be difficult to bring this conversation to light, but once you do so you’ll feel better that it’s out in the open.

If both individuals agree that a prenuptial agreement makes sense, you can then work together to hash out the details. In the end, you can use this legal arrangement to protect the assets you’re bringing into your marriage (and that’s just the start).