There are times when people who want to get a prenup are hesitant to do so. One reason that they may give is that they think it will be a hindrance to their marriage. They feel like they’re sending a signal to their spouse that they already want a divorce.
But the truth is that a prenup can actually help your marriage in many ways. It could make your odds of divorce even lower. Here’s one way that can happen.
Talking about your financial situation
There’s nothing couples fight about more than their finances. It is one of the top causes of divorce in the United States. Financial issues can include using money differently, not earning enough money to make ends meet, or simply not discussing your financial picture at all.
The benefit of a prenuptial agreement is that it forces you to do this. You have to talk about your finances before you even get married. You have to go over them carefully and create a written document showing who owns which assets and how they would be divided up if you got divorced.
You may never even get divorced and not use the prenup. But it has still forced you to be very open and honest with your new spouse right at the beginning of your marriage. This could help you to avoid some of the complications that generally do lead to divorce.
Could a prenup help you?
This is just one way that a prenup helps, and it can also protect your inheritance, your business or other assets that you’re bringing to the marriage. If you’d like to use it for any of these reasons for more, just take the time to consider the legal steps that are necessary to put it in place.