The decision to tie the knot will change your life in many ways, hopefully for the better. Even though you have plans of remaining married for the rest of your life, you could run into trouble at some point. And if that happens, divorce could be staring you straight in the face.
Since you never know what the future will bring, you may come to the conclusion that asking for a prenuptial agreement is one of the best things you can do.
The only problem with this is that your soon to be spouse may not be as excited about it. Instead, they may look down on the creation of a prenuptial agreement, assuming it means that you’re already looking forward to divorce.
You have big hopes that the “prenuptial agreement conversation” will go smoothly, but deep down inside you realize that something may go wrong.
Here are some of the many things you may say that anger your partner:
- You have to sign a prenuptial agreement: Not only should you never say this, but forcing someone to sign a prenuptial agreement could make it invalid in the future. You should never issue demands, as these will only push your partner away.
- It’s as much for you as it is for me: Even though it’s true that a prenuptial agreement can (and should) protect both individuals, you need to find a better way of putting it. It’s best to explain the benefits, rather than take a basic approach that does nothing to show the person why it’s a good idea.
- Stop getting so upset: You don’t want your partner to suppress their feelings. If they’re upset about you asking for a prenuptial agreement, it’s okay. This gives you the opportunity to explain your reasoning, ask questions and provide insight into what’s the next best step.
Since these things can anger your partner, you should avoid them at all costs when asking for a prenuptial agreement.
Once you’re on the same page with respect to creating a prenuptial agreement, you can then hash out the finer details and discuss the best process for moving forward. As long as both individuals are happy and feel good from a legal perspective, that’s all you can ask.