When you’re happy and in love, you don’t want to even hear mention of the word prenup…That word, in your mind, is reserved for songs about extremely wealthy celebrities moving onto their fourth divorce. It has no place in your blissful love bubble. But there are a lot of things we do when things are good in case things get bad. Getting health insurance—or life insurance—for that matter, is a great example. You don’t want to get sick, but if you do, you don’t also want to deal with devastating financial consequences. So you get the insurance, right? By getting the insurance, you don’t feel like you’re agreeing to get sick or somehow setting yourself up to get sick, do you? Nope. So then why do we feel that way about prenups? As if, by getting one, we’re dooming our marriage to failure? Here are things you should know about creating prenups.
It’s actually a way of caring for each other
Prenups aren’t all about getting as much as you can, should things go sour. They’re about making arrangements for your assets now, when you and your partner are in a right state of mind. If anything, you’re protecting yourself against the possibility of a future self who would not be in the right state of mind if things went south.