Many people refuse to talk to their fiancés or fiancées about a prenuptial agreement because they don’t think that it is polite or kind. They may feel that it would offend their partner, so they go into their marriage without that protection.
If you would rather wait until later to talk to your spouse about your finances or protecting the assets you obtain during your marriage, something you could invest in is a postnuptial agreement.
Why opt for a postnuptial agreement?
One of the nice things about a postnuptial agreement is that you don’t have to work it out during the stress of planning a wedding. Instead, you can let that event take place, and then you and your spouse can set up a time to talk about your financial issues and wishes in the future if you end up divorcing.
That discussion may seem better placed after marriage for some people, so if you still want protection but don’t want to bring it up in a way that seems like you don’t trust your spouse, then waiting until after you’re married to have a discussion could help.
How can you bring up wanting a postnuptial agreement?
There are a few ways you can bring up wanting a postnuptial agreement. The first way may be to mention that you’d like to go over your finances and ask if your spouse would consider signing an agreement to make sure they don’t take on your debt and you don’t take on theirs. Bringing up the topic in a way that shows you’re wanting to be fair could be a good way to guide the conversation positively.
Another option could be to ask outright if they’d be comfortable having a postnuptial agreement to make sure you’re both treated fairly if you divorce. You should mention that you don’t feel that it will be the case, but with so many couples divorcing even after many years together, having a plan could be a good idea.
A postnuptial agreement can be an excellent option for many couples. If you’d like to look into one, you should discuss the legal options and see if your spouse would be interested.