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A prenuptial agreement isn't all bad: Your attorney can help

Prenuptial agreements might seem hard to talk about. Some people believe that asking for a prenuptial agreement is as good as saying to your partner, "I don't trust you." The truth is that there are plenty of reasons to seek a prenuptial agreement, from protecting yourself to helping protect your partner in the future.

More millennials turn to prenuptial agreements: Here's why

Prenuptial agreements are often seen as arrangements that only the wealthy need, but the truth is that anyone can benefit from them when they're designed to fit your situation. Some people who are taking more time creating these agreements before marriage include millennials.

What are some things that can invalidate a prenuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is an agreement you create prior to marriage that dictates how you'll handle a divorce if it takes place. It might have rules for dividing your property or steps for splitting up a home or business.

What should you do if you face signing a prenuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement could be hard to discuss with your significant other, but it's best if you talk about it well before you get married. Once you're married, you'll have to sign a post-nuptial agreement and it may be too late to agree on one.

Marriages can end in divorce, so plan with a prenuptial agreement

A prenuptial agreement is usually a good choice for those who want to get married. While it's sometimes seen as something only for the super-wealthy, the reality is that anyone can benefit from the right prenuptial agreement being in place.

What can't be in a prenuptial agreement?

There are many things that you may wish to include in a prenuptial agreement so that you don't have to worry about working through disputes if you have a divorce later in the future. However, there are certain terms that can't be discussed in prenuptial agreements. These terms are usually dependent on factors that can't be predicted, so courts don't allow them to be in the legal document. Even if they are included, they'll be invalidated.

Assign debts and liabilities with a prenuptial agreement

When people talk about prenuptial agreements, they usually talk about all the downsides. The truth is that there are some downsides, like the potential for offending your partner or making it seem like the agreement is an ultimatum. Some prenuptial agreements may come across as not being fair, either, which is another significant problem.

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