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Does asking for a prenup mean you’re anticipating divorce?

| Jun 11, 2021 | Prenuptial Agreements

From a legal standpoint, a prenuptial agreement just makes sense. You may get divorced in the future. You might as well do what you can to protect yourself, your assets and your future. That’s what a prenup can do for you.

The reason that so few people use prenups, though, is that they don’t think of this as a legal decision. It’s an emotional one. They assume that asking their partner for a prenup will make it seem like they’re not in love and they’re already considering divorce. But is this true?

Don’t try to link these two parts of your relationship

Certainly, a prenup does not mean you’re not in love or that your marriage is doomed to fail. In fact, some assert that they can provide stronger marriages.

The trouble is that you’re trying to link these two very different parts of the relationship. You don’t need to look at them as the same. It’s very possible to be completely in love and hope that you never get divorced, all while acknowledging that divorce is a statistical possibility.

The numbers make it clear that divorce happens often. That doesn’t mean it has to be you. But it also doesn’t mean that you should assume you won’t get divorced. You can, as they say, hope for the best and plan for the worst.

Learn how to set up a prenup that will stand

If you do make a prenup, you need to be sure that it’s going to stand up in court. Learn as much as you can about the legal process of drafting this important document.

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