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Does Having a Prenup Mean My Marriage Will Fail?

by | Nov 23, 2022 | Uncategorized |

Many people make assumptions about prenuptial agreements based on myths and misconceptions that they have read or have heard from other people. One of those common misconceptions is that prenuptial agreements are only used by people who do not really love one another and that these marriages are likely to fail. Indeed, as a result of that myth, many people wrongly assume that entering into a prenuptial agreement means that your marriage is likely to fail. In fact, prenuptial agreements can be helpful and beneficial for nearly any person who is getting married. Not only can prenuptial agreements protect the parties in the event of divorce, but they can also allow soon-to-be spouses to reach agreements about important financial issues during their marriage. Our Michigan prenuptial agreement attorneys can provide you with more information.

Deciding to Enter Into a Prenuptial Agreement Does Not Say Something About the Quality or Strength of Your Relationship

Making the decision to enter into a prenuptial agreement does not say something about the quality or strength of your relationship, even though this is a common misconception. Instead, you should focus on the ways that prenuptial agreements are responsible and sensible for most couples. Entering into an agreement with your spouse about important financial issues does not ruin the relationship or the passion in it. The kinds of financial conversations you will need to have in order to enter into a prenuptial agreement are the types of conversations you will need to have throughout your marriage, and it is important to be able to have these discussions with your partner with a clear head.

Prenuptial Agreements Can Benefit All Couples

Prenuptial agreements can have many different benefits for couples during their marriage. Under Michigan law, the prenuptial agreement will take effect as soon as the parties get married. During the marriage, the prenuptial agreement can clarify who has rights and responsibilities concerning various assets and debts and how any inheritances or gifts received during the marriage will be treated. In short, a prenuptial agreement can give you peace of mind about many different financial issues that are likely to arise during your marriage. 

How a Prenuptial Agreement Can Help If Your Marriage Does Fail

While a prenuptial agreement certainly does not mean that your marriage will fail, it can help you immensely if your marriage does end in divorce. A prenuptial agreement can clarify which property will be subject to division in your divorce (or not subject to division), how certain assets or debts will be divided, and more. It is important to be clear that prenuptial agreements cannot include limitations on child support. 

Contact a Michigan Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer

If you are planning to get married, it is critical to remember that entering into a prenuptial agreement certainly does not mean that your marriage will fail. Rather, having a prenuptial agreement is smart and sensible for the wide range of reasons we have discussed with you. Whether you have questions or concerns about a prenuptial agreement or you need assistance with a prenuptial agreement, one of our experienced Michigan prenuptial agreement attorneys can assist you. Contact the Law Offices of Michael A. Robbins today for more information.