Prenuptial agreements are not only for celebrities and multimillionaires, and the need for them is not just to identify whose wealth is whose.
There are many reasons for considering such an agreement if you are about to marry, and one of those may have to do with protecting your business.
One of the true values of a prenup is open communication, which can make for better understanding and harmony when you are about to enter the state of matrimony. However, it is also true that there could be a disparity between you and your soon-to-be spouse regarding the amount and type of assets you have going into a marriage. A prenuptial agreement may be able to help with addressing concerns regarding protecting financial interests that the two of you may have.
There are many things you could be entering into a marriage with, beyond just money. One is a thriving business. You may be concerned about what the business’ fate would be if the marriage ends up not working out. A prenuptial agreement could address concerns related to a business and put protections in place related to the company.
Soon-to-be-married individuals can also be going into a marriage with a fair amount of debt, like student debt. In such a situation, neither person may want to be responsible for what the other owes if a divorce were to happen. Prenups can be used to set clear expectations related to debt.
Some may find that having a prenuptial agreement prepared is a good idea when you are in love and looking forward to marriage rather than arguing over who gets what if, at some point, you decide to part ways. Although a prenup is a binding contract, you can have options to update it if circumstances change once you are married. After all, over the years your spouse may become even wealthier or your business might take off like a rocket. If this happens, a postnuptial agreement can be an option for making adjustments.