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What’s the best way to ask for a prenuptial agreement?

Asking for a prenuptial agreement may not be something that excites you, but it could be a conversation that you want to have before tying the knot. Once you lay out your thoughts, it's much easier to get on the same page as your partner.

Your goal is to ask your partner for a prenuptial agreement without ruffling any feathers. Since this is easier said than done, here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Don't issue a demand: Telling your partner to sign the prenuptial agreement "or else" is not a good way to maintain a strong relationship. You should discuss your reasons for wanting a prenuptial agreement, as opposed to issuing a demand.
  • Keep calm: Discussing a prenuptial agreement has a way of bringing out a variety of emotions. If you become upset and angry, it could lead to more harm than good. So, keep your cool and do your best to calmly move the conversation forward.
  • Listen and ask questions: Even though you have an idea of what you want to happen, you must listen and ask questions. This ensures that you understand your partner and vice versa. An open mind can do wonders for this process.

If you fail to make any progress at first, take a step back to give yourself time to rethink your situation. Once you're both ready to try again, you can revisit the conversation to see if you can work things out.

As you discuss the finer details of creating a prenuptial agreement, focus on doing what's best for both individuals. With this approach, you can't go wrong.

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