Many people who are resistant to prenuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements claim that they don’t want to use them because it will make it more likely that they’re going to get divorced. They feel like having the prenup is going to weaken the marriage because it shows that they are already considering a divorce before they’ve even gotten married.
But could the opposite be true? Is there actually a chance that the prenup could make you less likely to get a divorce, giving you a stronger marriage?
You have to talk about your finances
One thing to keep in mind is that people often say that the reason they’re getting a divorce is due to financial stress. This can take many different forms, such as an inability to talk about money with each other or different ways that the two of you view your shared assets.
Creating a prenuptial agreement or setting up a postnuptial agreement after your marriage forces you to consider your financial situation and talk about it with your spouse. This can be highly beneficial because you may be able to avoid some of these major reasons that people split up. These conversations can be difficult to have, but at least you both know where the other person stands.
Plus, a prenup provides something of a safety net. If you do get divorced, then you know that some of your financial decisions have already been made. This can give you peace of mind and it allows you to seek the type of life that makes you happy.
Whether you’re setting up a prenuptial agreement or getting divorced with one in place, make sure you know what legal steps to take.