Were you previously married? Did you find out the hard way that divorce can have a big impact on your life, both personally and professionally?
If you answered yes to these questions, you may be apprehensive about moving forward with marriage once again in the future. However, if you're in love and realize that this is something you want to do, there's nothing that should stand in your way.
Although you hope that your next marriage won't end in divorce, you never know what the future could bring. This is why many people entering a second marriage opt for a prenuptial agreement.
There is no denying the fact that it can be difficult to discuss a prenuptial agreement with your partner. After all, you don't want to come across as somebody who is already worried that the marriage will fail.
Your goal is to explain the benefits of a prenuptial agreement, for both parties, and to ensure that both people understand what it means to the future.
As an individual entering a second marriage, here are some of the top benefits of a prenuptial agreement:
- The ability to protect inheritance rights of children (and even grandchildren) from a former marriage.
- To protect your ownership in a business as to ensure that it is not subject to division upon divorce.
- To protect you from taking on debts owed by your spouse. Since second marriages often take place later in life, many people find that their soon to be spouse has many types of debt.
- To limit the amount of alimony that one partner will pay to the other if they divorce.
Making a decision
Just because your first marriage ended poorly does not mean that a subsequent relationship will go down the same path. Even so, you need to think long and hard about the steps you can take to protect yourself and your financial well being.
If your partner is also entering a second marriage, he or she may fully understand the benefits of a prenuptial agreement. However, if this person is marrying for the first time, he or she may not realize that this is something that could work in one's favor as well.
As somebody who knows a thing or two about marriage and divorce, you need to review the pros and cons of a prenuptial agreement and then make the decision that is best for you and your partner.
If the time comes to move forward, don't hesitate to work with a legal professional who can help create a prenup with which both people are comfortable.