Many people scoff at the thought of a prenuptial agreement, which is associated with many less than positive thoughts and feelings. Specifically, they believe that a prenuptial agreement means that they will likely get divorced. However, research provides that the manner in which each spouse views a prenuptial agreement is actually a more consistent factor in a couple’s ability to stay married.
Pursuant to research examining marriages, one consistent factor that can predict a couple’s likelihood of divorce is how each individual views marriage and divorce and the role of a prenuptial agreement. For example, if your partner believes that marriage is for the long haul that requires work each day, and that divorce is the last resort, they are more likely to look upon a prenuptial agreement in a more favorable light. However, if divorce is viewed as a method of resolving conflict and that a marriage is simply a title that can easily be removed, they may view a prenuptial agreement as something that should provide a detailed guideline for their divorce.
In light of the above, it is important for both partners to share the same ideas on these topics, which is critical to the development of a prenuptial agreement and ultimately your marriage. That is why it is highly recommended that the above topics are discussed with your partner before the marriage takes place, as even the slightest difference of opinion in the early stage of your relationship may become a point of contention later on.
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