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What if my spouse changes their mind after they’ve refused a prenup?

On Behalf of | Jun 4, 2024 | Uncategorized

Unfortunately, prenuptial agreements have traditionally had a bad reputation, and many people believe that bringing them up signals that they’re anticipating a divorce. Perhaps this is why your spouse might have refused to sign the prenup you had a legal team draw up before the wedding.

Now that you’re married, you’re wondering if you can advocate for a postnuptial agreement. Maybe now that you’re married, your spouse might see the value of having such an agreement. If so, it can help to explore strategies for introducing the idea of a postnuptial agreement and the potential benefits it can offer.

Why the initial resistance towards prenuptial agreement?

There are several reasons why your partner initially refused to sign a prenuptial agreement. Maybe they viewed it as a lack of faith in the relationship’s longevity and felt like signing it would validate this viewpoint. It could also be that they weren’t ready for the terms in the agreement and felt uncomfortable with the formality of it all. After all, most people believe that love should not be tainted by legal and financial considerations.

Might marriage shift their perspective?

Regardless of how your partner perceived prenuptial agreement before saying I do, their perspective might shift after marriage. For instance, they might unexpectedly inherit a significant fortune in the course of the marriage and not know how to manage it. What if there was an agreement that helped with this?

Another situation that has great potential to change your spouse’s perspective on pre- and post-nuptial agreements is the birth of a child. A new addition to the family can highlight the potential benefits of having a clear financial roadmap in place. Additionally, witnessing the complexities of divorce in close circles can serve as a wake-up call, prompting a desire for greater financial clarity.

Advocating for a postnuptial agreement after marriage, especially if your partner initially refused a prenup, can be a wise and considerate step. It demonstrates a commitment to mutual financial transparency and security. By employing the services of a trusted legal group, you can help ensure that your postnuptial agreement is functional, fair and enforceable.

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