How to Tactfully Bring Up a Prenuptial Agreement as a Possibility
Prenuptial agreements may be on the rise in terms of their popularity, but that doesn’t make it any easier for you to ask your partner for one. It can be a difficult conversation to navigate, even if the agreement would be beneficial for both people entering a marriage. Therefore, broaching the subject requires some tact.
The following are some tips to help you approach the prenup conversation in a positive and sensitive manner:
- Don’t make it a surprise: The idea of a prenup is never something you should spring on your partner at the last minute. This is a conversation you should begin having as early as possible. You owe it to your partner to provide a reasonable amount of time to think about the possibility of a prenup. This will help you gauge his or her feelings about a prenup and concerns.
- Know it’ll be a difficult conversation: There’s no getting around the heaviness associated with the prenup conversation. There will be some momentary tension in the relationship that arises as a result. It’s important to be open and honest. If you are serious about getting married, this sort of open communication is something both of you should value and respect.
- Emphasize the benefits: One of the main talking points in the prenup conversation should be how much you stand to de-complicate a potentially messy situation by using one. If the worst-case scenario happens and your marriage ends in divorce, the process will be much simpler and quicker. You should also be sure to emphasize that the benefits of a prenup exist for both sides.
- Suggest the two of you make the agreement together: If you are both active participants in creating the agreement, there will be less concern about an imbalance of power in the relationship and agreement.
To learn more about prenuptial agreements and how you can best move forward, contact a knowledgeable Long Island family law attorney with Bryan L. Salamone & Associates.