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Getting married can be one of the many highlights of your life. As you prepare to walk down the aisle, you may have many details you hope to finish in order to make your day as perfect as possible. While you may want to only focus on the bright and positive aspects of your choice to wed, other less exciting details may also need addressing.

What should you do if your future spouse broaches the topic of a prenuptial agreement? Initially, you may feel shocked and confused as to why he or she would bring up a document used in divorce. However, you may want to take the time to consider the request as it could prove beneficial for both of you.

Have an open discussion

Though it may seem awkward to discuss at first, listening to your future spouse's views and desires on the topic of a prenuptial agreement may allow you to show your support. By understanding why he or she wants the agreement, you may also come to realize that you find it useful as well. This discussion could also allow you both to disclose financial matters and other issues that you may need to know before marrying.

Stay level-headed

Though the idea of creating a prenup may have you feeling hurt at first, you probably will want to keep your emotions in check as best as possible. If you become upset over every suggested term, you may find yourself creating more difficulty than necessary. By taking the logical approach to creating the document, you may have a better chance of ensuring that you end up with the terms you want as well as satisfying your partner.

Think through your choices

When faced with a situation that makes you uncomfortable, you may wish to simply get through it as quickly as possible. However, if you do not take the time to think through the choices you make and the terms that your future spouse presents to you, you may end up with a negative outcome. Instead, you should focus on your desires and work to understand how a prenup will give you a sense of security in the event that you need it.

Obtain your own legal counsel

Because you both will want to ensure that the prenuptial agreement works for each side, it may prove wise for you each to have your own legal counsel. This way, you each have an outside party who could work as an advocate to ensure that you each reach a satisfying outcome.

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