A postnuptial agreement is one that you make after you get married. If you want to have one, it may be a good idea to talk to your attorney first. A postnuptial agreement could be difficult to get your spouse to sign off on, especially if they don’t feel like it’s in their best interests.

If you decide that you want this contract after you’re married, it may mean that you have to sweeten the deal in a way that makes your spouse believe that it’s a good idea. Bringing it up could be tough, though, since many people see prenuptial and postnuptial agreements as documents that only protect the person asking for them. They may also believe that these agreements are signs of distrust.

How can you ask for a postnuptial agreement?

To ask for a postnuptial agreement, you should set aside an appropriate time to talk about your finances. If you have debts that you don’t want to burden your spouse with, you can talk to them about how a postnuptial agreement would help with those in the case of a divorce. You may also want to talk about the benefits of a postnuptial agreement, such as making sure your spouse would get a payout that is fair during your divorce instead of having to worry about fighting. Of course, neither of you expects a divorce now, but it’s always good to be prepared.

If you’re both in agreement that a postnuptial contract is right for you, then you should both talk to your attorneys about drawing up a contract that is beneficial for you. Our site has more on postnuptial agreements, prenuptial agreements and how to use either one well.