Stuck at Home? Now’s the Time to Work on that Prenuptial Agreement
As most Oregonians continue to comply with Governor Kate Brown’s stay-at-home guidelines in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, people are searching for tasks to complete while they wait for the state to open up again. From completing puzzles to taking long walks to baking bread, Oregon residents have taken up a variety of hobbies in order to adjust to this new reality. For those who are recently engaged or planning an upcoming wedding (during or post-pandemic), now is a great time to think about putting a prenuptial agreement in place. Whether you are sheltering in place with your spouse-to-be, or you are living separately for the time being, you can collaborate on this important document that’s designed to protect your best interests in the long-term, no matter what the future holds.
A Chance to Discuss Your Goals
Even under normal circumstances, a prenuptial agreement encouraged couples to discuss their plans for the future. Contrary to common perception, a prenuptial agreement is not designed to “doom” the marriage to failure; rather, it protects both individuals in the marriage, no matter what direction life takes them. In most cases, couples who chose to put a prenuptial agreement in place found themselves beginning their marriages feeling more united and optimistic about their goals for the future. Now, as we face an uncertain future, working with your partner on a prenuptial agreement can give you the opportunity to discuss your values, your vision, and your hopes for what lies ahead. Such discussions may offer you some additional comfort and optimism about your future once this pandemic subsides.
Giving Yourselves a Solid Foundation
While many people may not think of the process of drafting a prenuptial agreement as particularly romantic, it actually fosters a strong sense of intimacy and trust between the two individuals. Without working on this document, you may not think to disclose your spending habits, individual debts, or financial situations in detail. Considering that financial arguments are one of the most common reasons that couples cite for their decision to pursue a divorce, taking some time right now to come clean to one another about your finances will likely strengthen your relationship in the long run.
Start Collaborating Today
If you and your future spouse are interested in learning more about prenuptial agreements, Lee Tyler Family Law, P.C. is here to help. Schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable and compassionate Portland family law attorney today by calling (503) 233-8868 today.