You’re thinking about getting a prenuptial agreement before your wedding. You’re not sure how to talk to your new spouse about it, so you haven’t brought it up. You keep procrastinating it and putting it off as a conversation for another day.
While feeling a bit concerned about this process is understandable, you also need to know that it’s unwise to keep procrastinating the prenup. Ideally, you want to get it in place as far before the wedding as possible. This is not something you want to wait to do the day before you tie the knot.
Why does timing matter?
The timing is so important for a few reasons, starting with the fact that your spouse legally needs to have time to read and consider the agreement. If they signed something that they never read or simply didn’t have time to think about what they were agreeing to, they may be able to challenge the prenup in the future, meaning that it won’t stand.
Additionally, a prenup can never be signed under duress. It has to be signed by a person’s own free will. There are cases in which a prenup that was signed too close to the wedding can make it appear that the proximity of that date puts the person under duress. In other words, they may be able to claim that they never would have signed it if they had been asked about it a few months before. That’s why it’s important to bring it up as soon as you can.
If you do decide to get a prenup, then it’s time to start looking into the legal options you have and the exact steps to take to protect your future.