Before you say "I do," it is essential to have an in-depth discussion about finances, expectations, and how to grow your future together. Premarital mediation is a friendly approach to an uncomfortable conversation to ensure you're on the same page. There are so many things to consider in combining you and your spouse's lives. We work with you to ensure you are prepared for this next stage of your life emotionally and financially. While serious conversations about finances and expectations may not seem romantic, it can strengthen your relationship greatly. In fact, couples that go through some form of pre-marital mediation tend to have a lower incidence of divorce.
What Happens During a Mediation Session?
When you come in, we will sit down and get to know you and your significant other. What are the most important things you would like to address? What are your long-term financial goals? Do either of you own a business? Would you want to? Is either of you in significant debt? These are important things to know in moving forward with marriage. Our mediators help both couples gather financial paperwork and get a snap shot of where you are prior to marriage. From there, we can create a comprehensive premarital agreement.
Do We Need a Prenup?
While some couples choose to sign a premarital agreement, it isn't necessary. Many of our clients find it helpful to have a third-party guide them through important pre-marital conversations. Prenups are just like insurance if things go awry. You don't buy fire insurance with the plan that your home will burn down; you don't get a prenup with a plan to get divorced.
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