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What is the upside to having a prenup?

What is the upside to having a prenup?

Many engaged couples in New York hesitate to draw up a prenuptial agreement due to the fear that it is going to create problems between them.

However, there is actually a great benefit that results from negotiating a prenup with your fiancé.

How a prenup unites a couple

A prenuptial agreement is a legal contract between two people drawn up prior to marriage that details how to divide property should the marriage end in divorce or death.

While it seems that the discussion of its contents may provide the opportunity for dissension within the relationship, in actuality it can bring your fiancé and you closer together.

Indeed, according to Psychology Today, there are many reasons why the process of creating a prenuptial agreement can actually bring couples closer together.

To that end, a prenuptial agreement facilitates addressing many crucial marital issues before the marriage, including:

  • Money
  • Property
  • Children
  • Ambition

Airing your true feelings about these matters up front – as is required during the prenup drafting process – can align you and your partner thanks to the open and honest discussion that you will have.

However, in order for this process to work, it must be smooth, fair, and the prenup itself must be a “mutually beneficial planning instrument.”

How to smoothly negotiate a prenup

The best way to negotiate a prenup in a healthy manner is for you to begin this discussion long before the wedding.

Without the stress that comes with the imminent event, you can discuss these significant topics in a relaxed way. Spend time figuring out what is most important to your partner and voice the same for yourself. View this agreement as something that protects both of your needs.

If you are considering a prenuptial agreement before you marriage, contact Bashian P.C.

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