301: Why You’re (Probably) Wrong About Prenups

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Asking for a prenup (prenuptial agreement) can be an exceedingly scary ask. To your partner, a prenup may seem like a way of telling them that you’re planning for a future divorce. But, in reality, it could be the thing that secretly saves your marriage. The everyday American knows very little about the prenuptial agreement and has gotten most of their information from movies, reality TV shows, and hearsay from friends and relatives. We wanted to know the truth about prenups, so we invited attorney Aaron Thomas on the podcast.

Aaron Thomas has a wide range of experience in family law, divorce law, and anything that comes from legally joining (or separating) a couple. He knows how difficult divorce cases can be and saw the same mistakes repeated by couples. The lack of communication over finances, minimal planning (if any at all), and wishful thinking led to more and more couples seeking separation shortly after marriage.

Now, Aaron and his team work with couples to form strong prenuptial and postnuptial agreements so that they have a rock-solid financial foundation to stand on when dealing with the daily joys and struggles of marriage. Aaron argues that the prenup may be the most important step in mitigating a divorce and that the protection of a prenup goes far beyond wealth. If you never thought about getting a prenup or postnup before, you definitely will after this episode!

In This Episode We Cover

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements explained and what they protect

Added stipulations in a prenup that most couples don’t know about

The optimal way to combine finances as a couple and how to split uneven paychecks

How to bring up a prenup or postnup to a partner who’s feeling averse to one

The cost of divorce vs. a prenup and why you DON’T want to leave a legal separation up to state laws

Which couples shouldn’t look into signing a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement

And So Much More!

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