When you are planning a wedding and the changes marriage may bring to your life, you don’t want to worry about entering a messy legal process. Luckily, a prenuptial agreement is simple to create and can save headaches down the road.
Whirlwind romances don’t occur exclusively in movies. Sometimes there’s a spark when people meet online or while on vacation. The spark turns into love and evolves into a marriage proposal. After vows are exchanged, something may not feel right and it feels like a mistake has been made.
If you pay attention to pop culture news, you probably have noticed the lack of celebrity weddings this summer. This also means that news of celebrity prenuptial agreements have largely been non-existent. For those unfamiliar with prenuptial agreements, they are essentially contracts that people seeking to get married enter into that lay out rules for how the parties will conduct themselves in the event of a divorce. Some prenups also govern how the parties will conduct themselves during the marriage.
Does the notion of a prenuptial agreement taint the romance between couples who seek to be married? This is a question that has vexed people as prenups have become bigger part of our culture. On the one hand, it is prudent to think about the future and plan for the unexpected. It follows the old adage “if you prepare for the worst, you can expect the best.”
While the concept of a prenuptial agreement may not prove particularly romantic, the legal document is becoming increasingly common in American society, and with good reason. You may think of a prenuptial agreement as something only relevant for those with particularly high incomes, but there is a myriad of other reasons having a "prenup" in place is a good idea.
Regardless of income level, all couples who are marrying should strongly consider getting a prenuptial agreement. Prenuptial agreements protect each spouse's financial and property rights in case of divorce. The following are five reasons to consider getting a prenuptial agreement: