As your wedding day gets closer, you will soon realize that you only have a limited period of time to ask for a prenuptial agreement and work through the many details. This should push you toward the conversation sooner rather than later.
Asking for a prenuptial agreement will make anyone nervous, as you never know how your partner will react. Here are three things you can do to ease the tension so you can move forward as intended:
- Have an open conversation: Don't go on the offensive with the idea that it will force your partner into creating a prenuptial agreement. This isn't the best way to start your marriage. You should have an open conversation during which both of you can share your thoughts on a prenuptial agreement.
- Remain calm: When you become upset and/or angry, it's easy for this conversation to turn into a serious argument. However, when you remain calm, you'll find yourself having a meaningful discussion that ends up in the right place.
- Give yourself enough time: Since you're not likely to work everything out in one conversation, you should begin to discuss the creation of a prenuptial agreement as soon as possible. You'll probably step away from this topic several times, so you need enough time in your schedule to slowly inch toward a resolution.
If you do these things when asking for a prenuptial agreement, it's much easier to feel good about the way the process is unfolding. Once you agree that this is a good idea, you can both turn your attention to your respective legal rights and the next steps to take.