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The dreaded prenup conversation: approaching the idea of a contract in case of divorce can be one of the most awkward points of your life. Many people see it as the fastest way to ruin the romance of a wedding.
Luckily, this doesn’t have to be the case, but as with any important conversation in life, you have to be prepared to approach it the right way.
Prenuptial Agreements in Rhode Island
While prenuptial agreements are important for every couple, they tend to be even more popular among couples who have already been married to other people, or if there are children from previous relationships involved.
Not only are prenuptial agreements recognized in Rhode Island, but it’s also extremely challenging to avoid enforcement during a divorce.
Tips for Approaching the Situation
Some couples may decide from day one that they’re going to have a prenup, which makes the situation easy.
On the other hand, there are couples in which one member may have more assets than another and that person may encourage the creation of a prenup later in the relationship, or even in the final days leading up to the marriage. The other person may feel blindsided by the prospect of signing a prenup if he or she wasn’t expecting it, or if the conversation wasn’t broached in the past.
Yes, talking about a prenup is tough, but if you can approach it with an open mind and a certain level of concern for your spouse’s feelings, then it’s likely to be a better situation for both of you.
The best resource for creating a fair prenup is to work with a family attorney, who can guide you and create a resolution that works well for both of your needs and wants.
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