How Do I Talk About a Prenup with My Partner?

Prenuptial agreements are beneficial for couples to have, regardless of their tax bracket or income. However, prenups can still be seen as taboo because of the misconceptions surrounding them.

If you would like to have a prenup, you may be worried about how to discuss this with your partner. Here are some answers to popular questions surrounding how you can ask your partner for a prenuptial agreement.

When Should You Discuss a Prenup?

You should discuss a prenup with your partner as soon as possible. If you can, you might mention it while you are still dating. You just don’t want to wait until the last minute to start the conversations.

The earlier you mention wanting a prenup, the better. You will have more time to discuss it as a couple and to seek legal advice.

When considering the timing of the discussion, also make sure you start this conversation when you both are in a good space. You want to make sure you both are calm and open as well as able to be fully present in the conversation.

Is It Weird to Ask for a Prenup?

This conversation is going to be a bit awkward and heavy. Talking about money and the future usually is. While it may be a little weird, you can focus, instead, on why you want a prenup.

Focusing on your why will help you have a key talking point and will also give your partner insight into your thought process. This will also allow you to highlight the positive aspects of having a prenup.

Can a Prenup Ruin a Relationship?

Chief amongst the mistaken beliefs about prenups is that they indicate a lack of trust or a doomed relationship. A prenup isn’t about a lack of trust but planning for the future and providing protection to you both.

Discussing a prenuptial agreement can also help you better communicate as a couple since you will be opening up about financial interests and assets. By being honest about what you want, you are also showing your partner that you trust them with your truth.

Can You Draft Your Own Prenuptial Agreement?

As a couple, you can start drafting your prenuptial agreement together. Then, contact an attorney to help you make sure it encompasses everything and is legally binding.

If you and your partner are looking to create a prenuptial agreement, you should speak with a lawyer. An experienced attorney will be able to help you navigate the discussion and process with more ease.

At Shaw Family Law, we bring decades of family law experience to the table. We are dedicated to helping our clients smoothly navigate family law matters, including the prenuptial agreement process. To speak with one of our experienced attorneys, please reach out online or at (205) 259-7650.