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Ask for a prenuptial agreement without starting a battle

There is no better feeling than finding the person with whom you want to spend the rest of your life. As you approach your wedding day, you may begin to look toward your future. And when you do so, don't be surprised if you consider the benefits of creating a prenuptial agreement.

While a prenuptial agreement makes perfect sense to you, your soon-to-be spouse may not have the same feelings. He or she may assume that you are asking for a prenuptial agreement because you have plans to divorce in the future. While this isn't true, these feelings can cause you trouble now and later.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ask for a prenuptial agreement without starting a battle:

  • Have an open and honest conversation. Don't issue demands and hope that the other person complies. There's a big difference between saying "let's explore the benefits of a prenuptial agreement" and "we're getting a prenuptial agreement so you better get ready to sign on the dotted line." Make sure you take the right approach to starting the conversation.
  • Talk about your reasons for wanting a prenuptial agreement. You need to be clear as to why you want a prenuptial agreement, such as to protect your interest in a business or an inheritance you're bringing into the marriage.
  • Remain calm. The last thing you want to do is become angry or upset, as this is only going to make the situation worse.
  • Listen to your partner's wants, needs, and concerns. Even if creating a prenuptial agreement is your idea, you still need to listen to your partner to ensure that you're on the same page.
  • Stop the conversation and try again in the future. If you don't reach accord initially, you can always back away from the conversation with the idea of revisiting at some point in the future. This will give you both time to cool down and consider how to best move forward.

Once you know how to ask for a prenuptial agreement without starting a battle, you can then move forward with the process. In the end, this is something that can protect the assets of both individuals.

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