Well before you say "I do," you may want to discuss creating a prenuptial agreement with your partner.
If both of you are on board with the idea, it's much easier to push forward and get an agreement in place.
Conversely, if your partner isn't sure that a prenuptial agreement is a good idea, you may have to discuss the finer details and explain your stance.
Here are the types of questions you'll want to ask as you discuss a prenuptial agreement, all with the idea of deciding if it's the right decision:
- Do you understand the pros and cons of creating a prenuptial agreement?
- Do you have any fears about the future, some of which can be settled by a prenuptial agreement?
- What would you like to include in a prenuptial agreement? What would you like to keep out of it?
These types of questions can help get the process started, and that's what's most important. You want to get on the same page as your partner, so that you can have a productive discussion about creating a prenuptial agreement.
It's important to remember that it can take time to create a prenuptial agreement. You're probably not going to work through all the details during the first conversation. It can take several weeks or even months to finalize everything.
Once you and your partner agree that a prenuptial agreement is a good idea, learn more about the process for creating one. In the event of a divorce, the details of your prenuptial agreement could have an impact on your future.