When is the best time to sign a prenuptial agreement?

On Behalf of | Feb 12, 2019 | Family Law And Divorce, Prenup Agreements

With your recent engagement, you have had a couple of close family members express their concern about your ability to protect your assets in the event your relationship does not work out. While you would rather not think about the negative, you do acknowledge that having a prenuptial agreement could add value to your relationship and protection for both you and your soon-to-be spouse in Indiana.

Your next concern is finding an appropriate time to discuss, create and finalize a prenuptial before it is too late. However, you do not want to scare away your significant other by bringing up a topic that is often met with surprise and frustration.

According to Bankrate, prenuptial agreements hold incredible value for people who are getting started in a serious relationship that is not their first. However, if this is your first marriage, a prenuptial can still have incredible benefits for you. For one, it allows you and your spouse to discuss limits and concerns in a productive conversation. You can talk about things like ownership of certain assets, what each party’s obligations will be if the relationship ends and how shared-accounts will be handled if your marriage does not last.

When you bring up the topic, approach it from the perspective that you care deeply about him or her and their well-being, you can discuss what will benefit each of you without coming across as demanding or selfish. The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.