A prenuptial agreement is not the death knell of romance! It is a misconception that if you are not a celebrity and do not have millions of dollars, you do not need a prenuptial agreement. Couples from all tax brackets should talk about financial issues prior to their marriage and may benefit from a prenuptial agreement. Although the word “prenup” may cause an implosion to pre-marital bliss, talking about financial issues in advance of marriage often times helps couples ease their minds by understanding their future spouse’s financial standing and ensuring no surprises once married. Prenuptial agreements can be tailored to match each couples needs and protect both parties, not just the wealthier spouse. Today, even young couples who fall victim to the “starter marriage” phenomenon are realizing that a prenuptial agreement can make for a painless and “smarter divorce!”

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