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Important steps to take when asking for a prenuptial agreement

As you consider the pros and cons of creating a prenuptial agreement, you’ll soon realize that you need to have this conversation with your partner. If you’re concerned about discussing this subject matter, there are steps you can take to ease the tension.

Here are a few important steps to take when asking for a prenuptial agreement:

  • Don’t issue demands: If you’re dead-set on creating a prenuptial agreement, it’s easy to fall into the trap of telling your partner you want them to go along with your plan. This will only push the person away, so have a conversation as opposed to issuing demands.
  • Talk about your feelings: It never hurts to share your personal fears and feelings, as this gives your partner a clear idea of why you think a prenuptial agreement is a good idea.
  • Don’t cause an argument: If you begin to argue, it’s safe to say you won’t make any progress. Stay calm, explain yourself and let your partner ask questions and provide their own thoughts. This helps to avoid an argument, while allowing you to move the conversation forward.
  • Try again in the future: If the first discussion doesn’t go as planned, take some time off and promise to revisit the idea again at a predetermined time. This gives you both time to cool off and consider what to do next.

If you take these steps when asking for a prenuptial agreement, there’s a greater chance of having a constructive conversation that moves you toward your goal. Once you both agree on the finer details, you can then create a legally binding prenuptial agreement that gives you peace of mind.

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