Most family law attorneys will agree that prenuptial agreements have become more commonplace than ever in recent years. Much of the previous stigma associated with these legal documents has begun to disappear.
Indeed, younger and older couples alike are more willing to look at these documents for the practical conflict-reducing tools that they are. Modern couples are signing prenuptial agreements in droves before saying "I do."
There are many potential benefits associated with legally sound prenuptial agreements. Learning about them can help you decide if a prenuptial agreement could help you.
They clarify financial obligations. A prenuptial agreement helps determine what your financial obligations will be in the event of a divorce. Your prenuptial agreement will map out an asset division plan. In fact, you can even plan alimony payments and make other arrangements that will go into effect in the unfortunate event that your marriage ends.
They also codify how you will share finances during marriage. You can also explicitly discuss how your finances will be shared during marriage. This can reduce the threat of disagreements or fighting about money concerns during marriage. That could actually help you could bolster and strengthen your relationship for the future.
If you're getting married and you want to make the right choice for your future, consider making arrangements to sign a prenuptial agreement with your soon-to-be spouse. Such an agreement can create a plan to make your divorce easier, should it be necessary.
Your agreement could serve to actually prevent the threat of divorce by helping you and your spouse clarify potential subjects of misunderstanding. It could also help you reach accord now rather than having a fight at some point in the future.
Source: Time, "3 Good Reasons to Stop Stalling and Get a Prenup," accessed March 09, 2018