Why to consider a prenuptial agreement and how to approach it

Don't mention a prenuptial agreement on a first date. It might not lead to a second one. However, speaking about finances and prenuptial agreements early in a relationship might be a wise decision. People often get shy about talking about their finances and their opinions on a prenuptial agreement. They then don't say anything, and risk losing important assets if their marriage ends in a divorce.

If a person starts talking about their opinions on a prenuptial agreement well before they are engaged to be married, it shouldn't come as a surprise to either spouse when the day comes that they need to sign the document. If one spouse is truly opposed to the idea of a prenuptial agreement, they can have time to work out their differences before marrying.

Prenuptial agreements can be as simple or complex as a person's assets. If they have more assets, it might be more complex. However, anyone, no matter their income, could benefit from a prenup.

Prenups are only good if they are valid. It is important that each person seeks the help of a separate attorney. This can ensure that each person has their best interests protected.

Although discussing a prenuptial agreement for Harrisburg couples isn't the most romantic topic, it will ensure that whatever they have worked hard for on their own is protected. If a person owns a business, this might be especially important. An attorney can work to ensure that an ex-spouse doesn't result in a business having to be divided, potentially ruining the business which may have taken decades to become successful.

Source: Bankrate, "Everything you need to know about prenuptial agreements," Accessed Jan. 24, 2014


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