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A prenuptial agreement doesn't have to be a sign of a divorce

Many view prenuptial agreements as an end to their relationship. Some individuals feel that, if they were to bring up the subject, marriage would no longer be in their future. However, if Colorado residents are careful as to how they bring up the subject of a prenuptial agreement, it can be a smooth process that doesn't end in a break-up.

First and foremost, rather than one person telling the other person that they are getting a pre-nup, it should be a discussion. Make sure that the other person in the relationship understands the reason behind the request. It can also be helpful if one stays emotionally calm and simply states their concerns.

It isn't uncommon for one person to enter into a relationship with significant assets. If this is the case, one may feel as though they will be left with absolutely nothing in the event that the marriage fails and a divorce occurs. Ultimately, this is a legitimate concern.

Essentially, both people need to be completely open-minded when speaking of pre-nuptial agreements, or it is going to cause issues in the relationship. If a disagreement arises, then it's best to table the issue and speak about it another time. One should wait for emotions to die down and try to talk about it again. In some cases, a couple in Colorado may wish to speak to a professional mediator who can help each person understand the benefits regarding a prenuptial agreement and how it doesn't have to doom the marriage before it even begins. In fact, it is simply doing the opposite -- protecting each party's interests.

Source: Business Insider, "How To Ask For A Prenup Without Causing A Breakup", Libby Kane, Sept. 23, 2014

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