March 15, 2017
When a couple is marrying, if either fiancé is a single parent or divorcee, friends may suggest they sign a prenuptial agreement. A premarital agreement need not be a divorce plan. The quick brushoff that this suggestion is offensive could be misplaced. Why not write a prenuptial agreement that is romantic? It could be an acknowledgement of the couple’s commitment to their life together, including the role of children of a prior relationship. The strains of marriage and remarriage are complicated by children, and more complicated when the children belong to one spouse. A romantic premarital agreement will acknowledge that the couple has talked about their finances, their values, their priorities for each other and their priorities for their children. This level of communication will bode well for a solid, strong marriage that will withstand future challenges.