The time has come for women in business to protect their assets by requesting a prenuptial agreement before marriage. We are your Atlanta prenuptial agreement lawyer at Marple Rubin Family Law. According to the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), there are more than 11.6 million women-owned businesses in the United States, generating $1.7 Trillion in sales. Isn’t it time to protect that hard-earned money with a prenuptial agreement?
If we think of the prenuptial stereotype, you might envision an older man asking his much younger fiancé to sign an agreement, resulting in the young woman feeling pressured to either do so or risk being accused of being a “Gold Digger.” However, over the last several decades, attitudes about having a prenuptial agreement have changed significantly and it has become much more acceptable to have one.
Today, women are often coming into relationships better off than their partners are and yet are less likely to ask for a prenuptial agreement. Some believe that asking for a prenup means you already think the relationship is not going to last, but that could not be further from the truth. Let us look at some facts about prenuptial agreements:
- If I Have a Prenup, I Cannot Get Alimony – This is simply not true. The prenup can assure that alimony is to be paid in the event of a divorce or leave the issue open for determination in the future based on the circumstances at the time of a divorce.
- I Do Not Make Enough to Ask for a Prenup – Where you are at the start of a relationship is not necessarily where you will be 10 or 20 years down the road. That small side hustle you started when you were single, may have turned into a multimillion-dollar business. A prenuptial agreement will protect you now and in the later stages of your relationship.
- You Do Not Really Love Someone If You Ask for A Prenup – There is a time for romance and roses, and there is a time to be sensible. Talking to your partner about finances is when common sense needs to take over. An honest and open discussion is a barometer of the health of your relationship. If you can talk about how many kids you want, you should also be able to discuss your financial future and what path it should take.
No one proposes marriage with the idea that it will last about 5-10 years and that will be it. You are in a relationship that hopefully will run until death do you part. Taking all the “what if’s” off of the table allows you to plan for the success of your life together with a safety net just in case one of you falls.
Take the time to sit down with one of the attorneys at Marple Rubin Family Law, before the “I do’s” and put in place a Prenuptial Agreement that will get your future off on the right foot.