Is It Too Late To Get A Pre-Nup?
Pre-nuptial agreements can be a morbid topic and must be handled appropriately. Be sensitive, honest and logical when bringing up the topic.
The discussion about a pre-nuptial agreement can be awkward. If conversations about a pre-nup did not go well prior to the marriage, it is never TOO late!
Pre-nuptial agreements can be a morbid topic and must be handled appropriately. Be sensitive, honest and logical when bringing up the topic. Your goal should be to protect both of you but the discussion can come off as selfish and insensitive. Be compassionate and transparent in negotiating this very difficult issue. And remember, timing is everything!
If you don’t get the result you want, you can get a pre-nup even after you get married……it’s called a post-nup. These agreements tend to be more difficult to resolve than pre-nups because once you are married, one party can simply refuse or drag their feet.
Kara M Bellew wrote in Psychology Today: “Although many view a prenup as an unromantic gesture, it can actually enhance a couple’s relationship in significant ways. For example, it can inspire honest conversations about money, ambition, and plans for the future, such as raising children. Emotionally and psychologically, this can help couples to feel more aligned and united as they embark on a lifetime together.”
The truth is that all marriages will end in either death or divorce and you should prepare. Every couple should ensure their wills are revised when they marry and where one or both parties come into the marriage with assets they’d like to protect and preserve, a pre/post-nuptial agreement is crucial.
If you would like our support in mediating a pre/post- nuptial agreement, please do not hesitate to email Sharon@AlbertaDivorceFinances.comor call (403)703-7176 and visit our website at www.AlbertaDivorceFinances.ca