Discussing a Prenup with Your Partner
Summer is a popular time for couples to get married in Florida. People who are getting married this summer have likely been making decisions for the event for several months now.
But with all that goes into wedding planning, it can be easy to forget that after the wedding comes the marriage. Some people fail to prepare themselves for this because they are more focused on the immediate future. If you are getting married this summer — or even this year — you may want to take some time to consider on making plans for farther into the future. You may want to consider your options for a prenuptial agreement.
It is true that discussing a prenup with your soon-to-be spouse can be uncomfortable. After all, who wants to think about divorce when you are still planning for the wedding?
But this isn’t necessarily the best way to approach this subject. For many people, it’s easier to think of a prenuptial agreement as a way to openly and honestly discuss finances and assets, both separate and marital, and set some guidelines for what would happen to these things in the event that a marriage ends.
It’s not about planning to get divorced; it’s about setting guidelines and priorities now in case of an unfortunate event in order to hopefully save some heartache later on. Talking about these difficult topics when you and your partner are on the same page and both want what’s best for each other can help you make some very complicated decisions with a clear head.
Now, even with all these considerations in mind, it is true that discussing a prenuptial agreement with your partner can be a challenge, especially if one of you doesn’t think you need one. Before either side just gives in without truly considering their options, it can be crucial to discuss the options and rights you have when it comes to these legal documents.