The ultimate goal of having a prenup or a postnup agreement is the chance to talk with your partner over big subjects – such as money – before there’s a chance for prolonged misunderstanding, disagreement and ugly conflict. Disagreements over things such as money can lead to a divorce and pre and postnups, while not surefire ways to avoid a divorce, can often bypass that eventuality or in the very least, make the divorce less bitter and drawn out.
- A prenup is an agreement entered into before marriage and addresses how assets will be divided if the marriage does not succeed.
- Both a prenup and a postnup can prevent people from making hasty decisions at a time when they are angry and resentful.
- A prenup or postnup can be compared to homeowner’s insurance, where you hope you never need it, but it comes in handy if your house burns down.
“Marriage is wonderful. Marriage is difficult. That is why it is so important to have level-headed discussions about what might happen if your feelings change in the future now, when you are sitting on the same side of the table and both truly want what is best for each other.”