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How to ask for a prenuptial agreement without causing waves

When you decide to get married, you begin to look towards the future. Nobody goes into marriage with the idea that they will go through divorce, but everybody realizes this is a possibility.

If you are concerned about this, asking for a prenuptial agreement may be on your mind. While some people set this aside, never having the courage to go through with it, others realize it would be in their best interest.

If the time comes to ask for a prenuptial agreement, the last thing you want to do is upset the other person. Taking the wrong approach could lead to a big fight, and that is not something you want before you tie the knot.

Here are a few tips to follow if you want to ask your soon to be spouse for a prenuptial agreement:

-- Don't issue demands, but instead have an open and honest conversation. You may soon find that the other person feels the same way as you.

-- Be honest about your fears. This is not a time to lie or hide from your true feelings. You should let the other party know why you want a prenuptial agreement.

-- Listen to the other person. You have your ideas and your partner has their own. You need to keep an open mind, as it is important to hear your spouse out.

Asking for a prenuptial agreement can be a challenge, but it may be something you need to do. If you find yourself in this position, knowing how to approach the topic is of utmost importance.

Source: Business Insider, "How To Ask For A Prenup Without Causing A Breakup," accessed Dec. 29, 2015

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