Begin married life with trust by preparing your pre-nuptial agreement together.
You do not need to turn your pre-nuptial agreement into an adversarial process. If you are contemplating marriage, you can peacefully and honestly discuss your concerns going into the marriage together. These conversations will help set the tone for such honest conversations throughout your marriage. A skilled mediator can help you identify and discuss your concerns and guide you through the process of respectfully determining how your income and assets would be divided in the unfortunate event of a divorce.
Mediation is a helpful process for negotiating prenuptial and postnuptial agreements because:
- Participants learn about their rights and responsibilities as spouses
- Participants create customized plans based on their respective goals and concerns
- Participants can have difficult conversations in a structured, neutral environment
Once you have agreed on the content of your agreement, you can take the agreement to your respective attorneys for review. An independent review by attorneys for each party is important to ensure that you each understand your legal rights and responsibilities under the agreement and that in any future proceedings the agreement will be viewed as having been negotiated fairly.
If you and your future spouse want to negotiate a pre-nuptial agreement, Susan Sloane can help. Susan has been practicing law for more than 40 years and is an experienced mediator who can help you reach a respectful resolution of the issues.
“Resolving conflict is rarely about who is right. It is about acknowledgment and appreciation of differences.”
~ Thomas Crum